python list index - an easy question

Ned Batchelder ned at nedbatchelder.com
Mon Dec 19 07:32:35 EST 2016


On Sunday, December 18, 2016 at 11:21:38 AM UTC-5, BartC wrote:
> On 18/12/2016 10:59, Paul Götze wrote:
> > Hi John,
> >
> > there is a nice short article by E. W. Dijkstra about why it makes sense
> > to start numbering at zero (and exclude the upper given bound) while
> > slicing a list. Might give a bit of additional understanding.
> >
> > http://www.cs.utexas.edu/users/EWD/ewd08xx/EWD831.PDF
> 
> (This from somebody who apparently can't use a typewriter?!)

Don't judge a book by its rendering technology :)   Dijkstra was
"one of the most influential members of computing science's founding
generation": https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Edsger_W._Dijkstra

--Ned.


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