[TUHS] Array index history

arnold at skeeve.com arnold at skeeve.com
Thu Jun 8 00:02:39 AEST 2017


Michael Kjörling <michael at kjorling.se> wrote:

> On the other hand, before C, both B and BCPL used zero-based indexing.
> So if we trace C's family tree, there is certainly precedence for
> zero-based indexing into arrays.

Ah. OK. I never used either language. I get the impression that BCPL
wasn't used / known much in the US, but I could be wrong. I was exposed
to BASIC and FORTRAN (and computer programming) circa 1976 and to C
in 1980.  Anything before then is before my time ... :-)

Thanks,

Arnold


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