On Wednesday 06 October 2004 01:31 pm, Markus wrote:
| On Wed, 2004-10-06 at 10:06, trans. (T. Onoma) wrote:
| > On Wednesday 06 October 2004 06:16 am, Brian Candler wrote:
| > | (FWIW, these ranges annoy me: firstly because they're not ranges, and
| > | secondly because I can never remember the difference between a[2..4]
| > | versus a[2,4], and I write a[2,-1] when I should write a[2..-1]. I have
| > | to make test cases in irb every time!)
| >
| > Agreed. I doubt they are ever used. I don't even consider them.
| > Obfuscation pure and simple.
|
|      You're joking, right?  In the past week we've seen on this very
| list ardent defense of pretty much every permutation on this theme.  For
| that matter, look back through the quiz solutions; some people think in
| start..end, others in start...end, and still others in start,length;
| there are many cases where being able to treat an array as a circular
| structure greatly simplifies the code, as does being able to concisely
| reference its end.

See my last post. I misunderstood Brian, and was actually referring to a[2,-2] 
thinking it meant something other than what it does (which is why I never use 
it ;). Sorry for the confusion.

T.