Why does an array index start at 0, not 1

Posted by Nick Sieger Thu, 27 Jul 2006 14:57:00 GMT

If you were looking for an answer to this question, you apparently cannot get a straight one in the java forums. Just one of many choice quotes:

Anyway, any logically counting would start at 0.

I tried that once. I referred to my son as “Number Zero Son”. Got a definitely negative response.

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