Ken Tilton <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
| > I'm starting index values from 1 instead of 0.
| Because your array goes to eleven? I think this is The Real Problem.
| Why on earth do you want an array starting at one? I ask because I
| think The Great Contribution to society of computer science is the
| news that zero should have been the first natural number.
"Why numbering should start at zero"
Edsger W. Dijkstra
11 August 1982
Common Lisp's pervasive convention on :START as an inclusive
bound and :END as an *exclusive* bound agrees with Dijkstra's
preferred "convention a)".
Rob Warnock <email@example.com>
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