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

Richard Carlsson <>
Thu Dec 6 18:49:22 CET 2007


(Oops, I managed to click on 'send' before I was done.)

In case anyone has more questions, here is a piece of text that every
programmer should have read and understood - Dijksra's "Why numbering
should start at zero" from 1982:

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

    /Richard



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