Fence post error (was: CONLANG Digest -)
|Date:||Wednesday, January 5, 2000, 2:54|
Markus Miekk-oja <torpet@...> wrote:
> If you've heard about the "fence post error", you probably know that some
> programmers refer to the first element of an array, as the nullth. However,
> calling the 1th the "first" would be absurd, so some call that the on(e)th.
> (nollte och ente elementet). However, I'm adviced to not do that.
What's the fence post error? I assume those are C/C++ programmers, aren't they?