How Python works: What do you know about support for negative indices?

Steven D'Aprano steve at
Fri Sep 10 12:14:40 CEST 2010

On Thu, 09 Sep 2010 18:37:49 -0700, Raymond Hettinger wrote:

> Hello Folks.
> It doesn't seem to be common knowledge when and how a[x] gets translated
> to a[x+len(x)].  So, here's a short info post on how Python supports
> negative indices for sequences.
> Hope you all found this to be informative,

Thanks Raymond!


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