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 2 years ago
Am I alone in thinking that the arguments to the range() function are quirky.
range(m,n)  m is start, n is end1
range(m,n,i)  m is start, n is end1 and i is increment
ok that looks pretty easy to remember. 2nd argument is end1 and optional 3rd is increment. but then
range(n)  end1 What? The 2nd arg is optional and has taken the place of 1st where a default 0 is applied. Would it have made more sense to allow range(,n) or else range(0,n) to be consistent across all args?
 2 years ago
Am I alone in thinking that the arguments to the range() function are quirky. range(m,n)  m is start, n is end1 range(m,n,i)  m is start, n is end1 and i is increment ok that looks pretty easy to remember. 2nd argument is end1 and optional 3rd is increment. but then range(n)  end1 What? The 2nd arg is optional and has taken the place of 1st where a default 0 is applied. Would it have made more sense to allow range(,n) or else range(0,n) to be consistent across all args?

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asnaseer
 2 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0hmmm  maybe. I think they chose this interface to make the "common" usage simple  i.e. range(n)

asnaseer
 2 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0otherwise the common case would involve writing slightly more code  range(0, n)
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