[Tutor] slicing a string
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Tue Sep 7 10:48:09 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
>> It does work.
>> But remember that slices give you the first item to one less
>> than the second index, so for a 4 letter word you need an
>> index of of -5...
> But remember that you can make it simpler if you simply don't specify
> the start and end points:
> The saddest aspect of life right now is that science gathers knowledge
> faster than society gathers wisdom.
> -- Isaac Asimov
Thanks all :-) That makes sense now
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