[erlang-questions] beginner: why are arrays zero-based?

Tony Finch <>
Thu Dec 6 18:04:59 CET 2007


On Thu, 6 Dec 2007, Jonathan Amsterdam wrote:
>
> why are the new arrays in R12B zero-based?

http://www.cs.utexas.edu/users/EWD/transcriptions/EWD08xx/EWD831.html

The clumsiness of 1-based numbering is much more serious when you are
dealing with dynamically determined subsequences a lot, as you are with
array indexes. Tuple indexes tend to be more static.

Tony.
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