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Python Python Collections (Retired) Lists Redux Combining Lists

List Range in Python: Static or Dynamic Value?

When Kenneth introduces the topic of Combining lists, he gives an example of:

Python
our_list(range(10))

However, he then adds the ints: 10, 11, and 12 to the end of the list successfully. That confuses me because I thought the range of the list would be 0-9 and not allow you to add extra values to the end of the list. So am I correct that the range is static and there's something else I don't know about in play that allows Kenneth to add 10, 11, and 12 to the list, or is the value of the range dynamic and we can just add or subtract from the list as needed?

1 Answer

Steven Parker
Steven Parker
218,635 Points

What he actually did was this:

our_list = list(range(10))

The "list" function converts the range (which you cannot add to) into a list that you can add to.