[Edu-sig] beginner trouble, indexing starting w/"0"

Dirk-Ulrich Heise hei@adtranzsig.de
Mon, 3 Jul 2000 10:47:23 +0200

Von: "Dustin James Mitchell" <djmitche@cs.uchicago.edu>
> I like your suggestion of making it a user-settable flag (perhaps a
> command-line switch as well?).  Anyone else feel strongly on this issue of
> modifying Python?

While this would be possible, it would lead to an indefinite
number of language dialects (one flag for indexing, one for
case sensitivity, one for braces instead of white space sensitivity,
one that allows ++ operators...). "My program is written
in Python -i+ -c+ -b+." "Oh, i wrote mine in Python -i- -c+ -b-."

Next, we could go writing automatic translators between
the dialects ;-)

(Oh, don't forget the switch for integer division!)

VBA-(or C++)-ly yrs
Dipl.Inform. Dirk-Ulrich Heise