On Dec 18, 10:23 am, DNNX <6aLLIaPu... / gmail.com> wrote:
> On 18 ΔΕ 17:54, Robert Klemme <shortcut... / googlemail.com> wrote:
>
> > On one hand you are right. On the other hand, begin and end indexes
> > are asymmetric anyway: you know that the starting index is always 0
> > but the ending index can have arbitrary values.  ...
>
> Hm... On the other hand, end and begin indexes are asymmetric anyway:
> you know that the ending index is always -1 but the starting index can
> have arbitrary values.
>
> Isn't this a symmetry?
>
> Best regards,
> Viktar

No, because "-1" is a special value...it's got magic in it. It can
magically mean 5, or 10, or even 12 (because it's magic). ;) "-1" is
just sugar for #length, and #length is always a side-effect of a
container, whereas '0' is a constant entry point.

Regards,
Jordan