[Tutor] slicing a string

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Tue Sep 7 00:44:24 CEST 2010

>> Assuming that mytext is "test", I've found that mytext[-1:-4:-1]
>> doesn't work (as I expected it to) but that mytext[::-1] does.
>> While that's fine, I just wondered why mytext[-1:-4:-1] doesn't work?
> How does it not "work"? What did you expect to happen? What did it do instead?
> Greets
> Sander

Hi, assuming mytext is "test", word[-1:-4:-1] returns tse

My understanding of how the index works on test would be:

0  1  2  3
t   e  s   t
-4 -3 -2 -1

So I just wasn't clear on what happened to the last 't' I expected to see.



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