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- Subject: Re: 1-based indexing in Lua or the one without zero
- From: Sean Conner <sean@...>
- Date: Mon, 23 Apr 2018 15:40:06 -0400
It was thus said that the Great Axel Kittenberger once stated:
> > Related, about point three. When pacing (aloud) a distance I normally
> > see people step at the star and count "one, two, three...", no "start"
> > or "zero" "one, two, three", but that may be a local custom.
> If you want to index the positions, where you started, would that be "one
> step" or "zero steps"?
You know what really cheeses me about Lua? This:
x = x + 1
WHAT IS THAT? THAT DOES NOT MAKE SENSE! x isn't equal to x + 1---it
doesn't make mathematical sense! In what way can x be equal to one more
THAT NOTATION IS MAKING MY BRAIN HURT!
Can we please change this to some other symbol? One that does NOT mean
"equality" or "equals" or "equivalence"?
Oh, I know:
LET x BECOME x + 1
There! That's better!
-spc (Do I need to add the <sarcasm> tag here?)