Slicing [N::-1]

Mensanator mensanator at aol.com
Fri Mar 5 19:33:46 CET 2010


On Mar 5, 12:01 pm, Joan Miller <pelok... at gmail.com> wrote:
> What does a slice as [N::-1] ?

Starts at position N and returns all items to the start of the
list in reverse order.

>
> It looks that in the first it reverses the slice and then it shows
> only N items, right?

Wrong. It shows N+1 items. Remember, counting starts from 0.

>
> Could you add an example to get the same result without use `::` to
> see it more clear?

for i in range(8,-1,-1):print(a[i],end=' ')

although I doubt this is more clear.

>
> Thanks in advance




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