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Old 06-Jul-2015, 04:41
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Why the base index of array is zero in c language?


I was trying to work with array in c language and wondered that the base index of array does not start with other than zero like it doesn’t start with 1, 2, 3.. I just want to know the concept behind. “Why the base index of array is zero in c language” As I am a beginner in c programming language and I have more doubts about C issues, I will definitely post and look for more findnerd.com in this community forum. Hope I will get genuine replies to my programming query.
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Old 07-Nov-2015, 04:44
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Re: Why the base index of array is zero in c language?


Array indices should start at 0. This is not just an efficiency hack for ancient computers, or a reflection of the underlying memory model, or some other kind of historical accident—forget all of that. Zero-based indexing actually simplifies array-related math for the programmer, and simpler math leads to fewer bugs.
 


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