Issue #6680 has been updated by drbrain (Eric Hodel).


I chose to indicate that the start offset is an index instead of your text, but I kept your examples since the behavior isn't documented.
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Bug #6680: Unclear rdoc for Array and String slicing
https://bugs.ruby-lang.org/issues/6680#change-27774

Author: stomar (Marcus Stollsteimer)
Status: Closed
Priority: Normal
Assignee: drbrain (Eric Hodel)
Category: DOC
Target version: 2.0.0
ruby -v: ruby 1.9.3p243 (2012-06-28 revision 36244) [i686-linux]


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Slicing of arrays and strings specifying start/length or using a range is not documented well, and often leads to confusion, see for example

<http://stackoverflow.com/questions/3568222/array-slicing-in-ruby-looking-for-explanation-for-illogical-behaviour-taken-fr>

or

<http://www.ruby-forum.com/topic/1393096#990065>

The attached patch tries to clarify the documentation.
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