On 01/20/2012 02:52 PM, Pete Higgins wrote:
> On Fri, Jan 20, 2012 at 8:47 AM, Roger Pack<rogerpack2005 / gmail.com>  wrote:
>> string[-8..-1] || string
...
> There's always the two argument form of slice:
>
>> "my string"[-3, 3]
> # =>  "ing"

And it still has this "feature":

 >> "123"[-5,5]
=> nil