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  What I Hate About Your Programming Language
Subject:   C, C++, Java, maybe others - zeroth element arrays
Date:   2003-05-14 09:33:22
From:   anonymous2
Response to: C, C++, Java, maybe others - zeroth element arrays

My point was that to think about the thing in a way that is consistent with the tangible world I am forced to treat the concept of zero as something other than zero.


If you're counting your children, which one is the zeroth kid?


Bending the humans to the machine, rather than bending the machine to the humans. Bad approach, IMHO.

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  • C, C++, Java, maybe others - zeroth element arrays
    2003-05-15 02:07:51  anonymous2 [View]

    Perhaps you should move to COBOL :-), where the first element of an array is addressed as...... 1.