You should add this request to the bug tracker to ruby.

I don't think matz and many others regularly read every mail here. :)

I do agree with you - I think .last(5) would be nice and more readable 
than "foobar"[-5,5] # => "oobar"


"foobar"[-5,5] # => "oobar"

"foobar".last 5 # => "oobar"

But I also must say, I am now so used to use [] that I don't use 
anything else. For the record, I also don't use .slice

I just love [] too much.

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