Article:
  What I Hate About Your Programming Language
Subject:   There's a zeroth element?
Date:   2003-05-14 13:08:17
From:   anonymous2
Response to: C, C++, Java, maybe others - zeroth element arrays

Maybe I'm backwards, but I rarely use the zeroth element. I do know that C and its pointer arithmetic is why there is a zeroth element. But unless the problem absolutely requires it, I just ignore it like a bit of grissle on my steak.