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Date 2010-01-16.21:55:58
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In the Python 2.6.4 documentation "2. Built-in Functions" at
http://docs.python.org/library/functions.html,
the section about the xrange function (paragraph "CPython implementation detail") contains the following code:

islice(count(start, step), (stop-start+step-1)//step)

However, count only accepts one parameter, so that this solution does
not work. Furthermore, islice only accepts positive values for step.

Therefore, the code does not work.

I tested this with Python 2.5.4 and Python 2.6.4 on Debian Linux (AMD64).
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