Thursday, June 07, 2018

Proposal: the one true indexing method

Reached quorum 5 votes to 0. Enacted by Kevan.

Adminned at 07 Jun 2018 16:48:02 UTC

Change “counting upwards from the bottom of it.” to

counting upwards from the bottom of it and starting from 0.

This is actually what it does start out with because of default values but making it explicit makes sure people realize this and they’ll decide if they want it to start at a different value.

Comments

Kevan:

06-07-2018 07:57:33 UTC

Can’t see that this has anything to do with default values, and I doubt even a programmer would argue in a natural language context that the initial item in a list was its zeroth rather than its first, but sure, no harm in clarifying.

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card:

06-07-2018 08:38:31 UTC

Oh I made a mistake when reading that line and thought that it used the variable Authority to count up the list, since the rule Numbers and Variables would start Authority at 0.

derrick:

06-07-2018 12:45:27 UTC

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Jumble:

06-07-2018 13:19:44 UTC

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Corona:

06-07-2018 15:07:42 UTC

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