python for loop

Aaron Brady castironpi at
Thu Apr 2 07:05:20 CEST 2009

On Apr 1, 11:58 pm, Lie <Lie.1... at> wrote:
> On Apr 1, 7:06 pm, Steven D'Aprano
> <ste... at> wrote:
> > There is a major clash between the names of ordinals in human languages
> > and zero-based counting. In human languages, the Nth-ordinal item comes
> > in position N. You can keep that useful convention with zero-based
> > counting by inventing the ugly word "zeroth", but that just leads to
> > bizarro-talk like "the zeroeth item comes first, the first item comes
> > second, and so on".
> No, there won't be any bizarro-talk. There is no argument: the zeroeth
> item comes zeroeth, the first item comes first, and so on. The index
> for the very zeroeth thing in a list is 0, so to get the zeroeth item
> you use s[0]. While to get the first item you use s[1]. It's very
> intuitive, isn't it?

Robot 1: I won zeroeth place at the contest, honey!
Robot 2: Congratulations!  I knew you could do it.

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