[python-nl] getitem with slices??

Dexter a.esselink at gmail.com
Thu Apr 19 19:06:21 CEST 2012


I've noticed, but it just seems like they are trying to do multiple things
with one function, which doesn't look like to be in the zen of python. .
I'd reckon they should've supported extended slicing with the __getslice__
method.


On Thu, Apr 19, 2012 at 5:10 PM, Ronald Oussoren <ronaldoussoren at mac.com>wrote:

>
> On 19 Apr, 2012, at 16:10, Dexter wrote:
>
> > Hi,
> >
> > So they're re-factoring python a bit, some backwards (incompatible)
> changes to fix certain inconsistencies.
> > And I also knew that some other inconsistencies aren't gonna be changed,
> because of backwards incompatibility.
> > But I didn't know that they were also introducing inconsistencies, which
> is also breaking backwards compatibility.
> >
> > getslice is being depricated, if you wanna use that, you should use
> getitem in p3k. So now, you should check if your argument is an index or a
> slice.
> > Can anyone explain why?
>
> __getslice__ doesn't support extended slicing (obj[start:stop:step])
>
> Ronald
>
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