Raphael Gillett wrote:
> The pebble in the Ruby shoe is the counter-intuitive use of indexing of
> elements of arrays, strings, etc., from 0 to n-1 instead of the more
> natural 1 to n.   Like prisoners who have got used to their chains, the
> Ruby community seems to have meekly accepted this impediment to clear
> thinking.   It is particularly puzzling that Ruby should hobble its
> users in this way, because it is manifestly unnecessary (e.g., Fortran
> and Pascal don't do it).

Well, why don't you make a new class that uses a hash as an array and 
set the range to be from 1..X?  A really cool thing about Ruby is that 
making such things is simple and encouraged.

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