Category Archives: Lists & Arrays

Surprising output for the descending range ’01’..’-1′

The range operator has some interesting features to do more numbers, and one of them looks like it has some unintended special cases. A couple of months ago, Hauke D reported some strange behavior with the range operator. Some of this is likely to be clarified in the v5.30 documentation but the odd cases remain. […]

Updates to Chapter 3, “Lists and Arrays”

[This post notes differences between the fifth and sixth editions.] I went into this chapter thinking that it would be fairly easy: just fix up any possible typos or grammar problems, then move on. However, I was reading through Appendix B and noticed that in previous editions that we had ignored splice. We mention it […]