[Bro-Dev] vectors (Re: syntax consistency question)

Robin Sommer robin at icir.org
Wed Mar 30 21:09:41 PDT 2011

On Wed, Mar 30, 2011 at 21:00 -0700, you wrote:

> Well, depends on how you define consensus.

Defined as "hearing no objections so far". :)

>  I prefer indexing to start with 1.  I think use of 0-basing is a
>  holdover from C's too-low-level model equating arrays with pointers.

Maybe, but it's so common also with many other languages that I find
it not worth the confusion that a different base causes.

> much, I'm not going to fight hard.  However, I can picture an attribute
> &base=1 or whatever to re-base particular vectors.

Oh, please not. That would be even worse because now one has to check
everytime whether a vector has that attribute.


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