Author terry.reedy
Recipients rossbar, terry.reedy
Date 2020-11-21.01:37:45
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What you are or should be asking for is an alternate string representation method, perhaps called 'colon', so that for instance
myslice.colon() == '::2'

The function could take an optional length (as with .indices, but optional) to produce the same numbers as .indices.

myslice.colon(8) == '0:8:2'
slice(0, -1, 3).colon(14) == '0:13:3'

I suspect that something like this has been asked before.  I suggest you post to python-ideas list to see if there is any support and any better idea for the name.
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