• Subject: Re: 1-based indexing in Lua or the one without zero
• From: Russell Haley <russ.haley@...>
• Date: Sun, 22 Apr 2018 10:52:39 -0700

```Sorry for top post. Exactly right and those rotations are define to start from an arbitrary point on the planet when it is directly facing the sun. A full revolution back to that orientation is demarked as 1 day, not 0 day.

Russ

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Original Message
From: ag
Sent: Sunday, April 22, 2018 10:41 AM
To: lua-l@lists.lua.org
Subject: 1-based indexing in Lua or the one without zero

On Sun, Apr 22, at 06:48 Francisco Olarte wrote:
> On Sun, Apr 22, 2018 at 5:43 PM, ag <aga.chatzimanikas@gmail.com> wrote:
> ...
> > So, lets say that we could talk with a just born human child, and asked him:
> >
> > how old are you?
> >
> > Is not one, but is not zero either. He actually is zero and an offset.
>
> That question is not counting, is measuring. The thing is sufficiently
> old people normally reply in truncated years.
>
> The question is very similar to "how tall are you". Here we usually
> reply in "fractional" meters ( i.e., "un metro ochenta", one meter
> eighty, meaning 1.80 ) ( And I quote "fractional" because we normally
> use m and cm, no pure fractions, like minutes and secods, so "un metro
> ocho", one meter eight, usually means 1.08 ).
>
> Anyway, what I was going to say, if you ask a mother how old his son
> is, normally she would use an appropiate unit,

Do not try to escape. We have a defined unit and the sizeof. It's about
365 (something) circles around the sun.

Best,
Αγαθοκλής

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