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This unfortunate behavior is well described by Wadler's 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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