From: Peter Dimov (pdimov_at_[hidden])
Date: 2001-06-20 07:22:07
From: "John Max Skaller" <skaller_at_[hidden]>
> Peter Dimov wrote:
> > Zero-based indexing is usually more intuitive, however, when tuple is
> > as a building block for a bind/lambda library, the arguments are
> > FWIW, I made the same decision (one-based "tuples") in bind.hpp (in the
> > vault.)
> I used 1 indexing in Felix, but just changed it to 0 based.
> A tuple of elements of the same type is an array.
> The convention in mathematics is 1 origin, in C it is 0 origin.
> I personally prefer 1 origin, but I also dislike inconsistencies.
When you consider 'tuple' on its own, zero-based indexing is more
consistent; but when you make the next step to
bind(f, _1, _2);
_1 + _2
(replace _N with freeN according to taste :-) )
one-based indexing is much more intuitive.
Of course you could derive an one-based lambda/bind library from a
zero-based tuple library, but the potential off-by-one errors are very
difficult to hunt down. :-))
-- Peter Dimov Multi Media Ltd.
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