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Why?

This unfortunate behavior is well described by Wadler's Law:

http://www.haskell.org/haskellwiki/Wadlers_Law




This is great, thanks. The only logical conclusion is that engineers should be choosing tools that have the least syntactical surface area to argue over. :)


Whatever you do, don't go looking for the discussions that happened around scheme r6rs...


Berners Lee's 'principle of least power'?


Assembler? ;)


Brainfk, clearly.


Few people truly understand the semantics of a language, but everyone knows why indexing from 1 is bad.


... that is, for some values of "everyone" ;)


jep, see Eiffel. Convention is indexing from 1. (but it allows you to do it in whatever way you want, start from 3 if you want, because hey why not -.-)




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