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

Jonathan Amsterdam <>
Thu Dec 6 19:14:24 CET 2007


Thanks for the explanation. I recommend you add a link to the EWD note
to the source and the docs.

On Dec 6, 2007 12:49 PM, Richard Carlsson <> wrote:
> (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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