Python "why" questions

Lawrence D'Oliveiro ldo at geek-central.gen.new_zealand
Sun Aug 15 13:00:15 CEST 2010


In message <mailman.2071.1281719688.1673.python-list at python.org>, Thomas 
Jollans wrote:

> "Where it all started" is that 0-based indexing gives languages like C a
> very nice property: a[i] and *(a+i) are equivalent in C. From a language
> design viewpoint, I think that's quite a strong argument.

It would be if pointers and arrays were the same thing in C. Only they’re 
not, quite. Which somewhat defeats the point of trying to make them look the 
same, don’t you think?



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