Missing the functional mind set

Darren New dnew at san.rr.com
Mon Mar 5 17:37:26 CET 2001

Steve Williams wrote:
> To be consistent with the "index == offset" mindset, counting should
> start at zero.

Most humans don't start counting until after they've already found one.
Since computers only do one thing at a time (either count, or find one),
computers make explicit that you're starting at zero.

Darren New / Senior MTS & Free Radical / Invisible Worlds Inc.
San Diego, CA, USA (PST).  Cryptokeys on demand.

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