Python "why" questions

Lawrence D'Oliveiro ldo at geek-central.gen.new_zealand
Mon Aug 16 06:28:46 CEST 2010

In message <8crg0eFfbkU1 at>, Gregory Ewing wrote:

> For example, the constant term of a polynomial is usually called term 0,
> not term 1.

That is not some kind of ordinal numbering of the terms, that is the power 
of the variable involved.

And polynomials can have negative powers, too.

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