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On Wed, 2007-07-18 at 16:20 +0900, kevin cline 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.
> 
> With 50+ years of collective experience, it seems clear that zero-
> based arrays lead to the simplest code.

That's been my personal experience, too -- pretty much the only thing
1-based indices make simpler is getting the last element of an array
given its size; everything else seems to get more complex. 

-mental

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