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Author vstinner
Recipients anon, hct, josh.r, mark.dickinson, martin.panter, meador.inge, pitrou, rhettinger, serhiy.storchaka, tim.peters, vstinner
Date 2014-10-02.07:33:25
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I don't like the idea of the array-view int.bits[a:b]: it's harder to implement and the proposed behaviour is different than a list. Example:

>>> x=list("abcdef")
>>> x[2]
>>> x[2:4]
['c', 'd']

x[2:4] returns a subset of the list, so a new list. It doesn't return "cd". I would expect int.bits[a:b] to return a list of integers in range 0..1.

I prefer int.bits(bit, nbits=1), because it's more obvious that it returns an integer (and not a list) for nbits > 1.
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