Indexing From Zero: Part 3

Indexing From Zero: Part 3

As usual, you can find the transcript below (or you can click the image above):

I thought you were asking for comments, so I commented. I think the view that substring in Java has a “quirk” because uses the [a, b[ convention for intervals is questionable.

That “semi-open interval” is in my opinion the correct approach (may be on par or second only to a start/size approach). A “boundary included” [a, b] would instead be worse for many reasons.

Java has no “quirk” here: it’s the correct thing to do (and please note that I’m surely NOT a Java fan, at all).

It’s moments like these where I have to ask myself: how did I get here? It’s like talking to a brick wall.


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Jeremy Grifski

Jeremy grew up in a small town where he enjoyed playing soccer and video games, practicing taekwondo, and trading Pokémon cards. Once out of the nest, he pursued a Bachelors in Computer Engineering with a minor in Game Design. After college, he spent about two years writing software for a major engineering company. Today, he pursues a PhD in Engineering Education in order to ultimately land a teaching gig. In his spare time, Jeremy enjoys spending time with his wife, playing Overwatch and Phantasy Star Online 2, practicing trombone, watching Penguins hockey, and traveling the world.

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