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- Subject: Re: [ANN] Updated uFAQ (Unofficial Lua FAQ)
- From: Dirk Laurie <dpl@...>
- Date: Tue, 30 Aug 2011 18:15:07 +0200
On Tue, Aug 30, 2011 at 05:37:01PM +0200, Axel Kittenberger wrote:
> Here, that was where I was shot down in my conclusions from 1-based
> arrays Lua being a language that tries to be easy or native to how
> people think / newcomers to coding. Here the reasons behind
> 1-based-arrays were explained not be any "make Lua an easy language"
> strategy, but it was purely coincidental/historical.
> <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> >> Because *people* count from one, not zero.
Don't blame Roberto if that statement does not agree with the post by
Luiz that you mention, he was quoting my post.
But does my statement disagree? Luiz said (my paraphrase, though):
> Because engineers who know a little Fortran count from one, not zero.
Those engineers are not that different from my small children and blues
singers, are they? :-)