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> On Mar 25, 2017, at 3:42 AM, steve donovan <> wrote:
> I've always found the determination of people to hate 1-based indexing
> puzzling. After all, it's not an offset, it's an index.  But each to
> their own. I'm a happy Lua scripter and there's too much damn magic in
> Python.

It often comes down to what you learn first. The very same people would complain bitterly about 0-based indexing in C/C++/Java etc if they had learned Lua first. I mentally mark down any developer who cannot think past his/her own coding prejudice.

I admit when I first learned Lua it took me a while to flip my brain over, but it was refreshing to not have to worry about “len - 1” nonsense in for loop termination. Though I STILL to this day type != instead of ~= … argh muscle memory!