>>>>> "Ron" == Ron Jeffries <ronjeffries / REMOVEacm.org> writes:

    Ron> I'm sorry I wasn't clear in my objection. I'd think it was
    Ron> more mnemonic if the longer range used the longer series of
    Ron> dots. The way it is now,

    Ron> 1..3 = 1, 2, 3  and
    Ron> 1...3 = 1, 2

    Ron> Just a notion ...

You've just chosen the wrong mnemonic.  The extra dot has just pushes
the "3" outside the range so that it is excluded.

(Ok, I guess that does sound hokey)

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