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Subject:   C, C++, Java, maybe others - zeroth element arrays
Date:   2003-05-14 08:46:50
From:   anonymous2
Response to: C, C++, Java, maybe others - zeroth element arrays

I can't imagine *not* using zero-based arrays. Why waste a perfectly good digit?
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  • C, C++, Java, maybe others - zeroth element arrays
    2003-05-14 09:29:51  anonymous2 [View]

    I will assume your response was *not* tongue-in-cheek. (I posted the message you replied to.)

    Are you suggesting that *not* using zero means we may run out of digits? Ridiculous. Zero is not an element number - it is an offset.

    This is an example of bending the humans to the machine, rather than bending the machine to the humans. IMHO, a fundamental mistake in the approach.