From: "LeVan,Ralph" <[log in to unmask]>
> Just thought I'd throw in my two cents on the "standard"-ness of the
> substring proposal. Java is zero-based and uses beginning and ending
So for "standard" approaches there are:
- zero-based, start/end
- 1-based, start/end
- zero-based, start/length
- 1-based, start/length
So we can choose any one among these and be "standard".
I would prefer then to stick with start/end simply because that's the way
the proposal is written now, there was a two-month comment period, nobody
commented during that period, and the recent discussion has not offered a
compelling reason to change.
I haven't seen a compelling reason to change zero- to one-based either.
> I'd like to ask a meta-question here. Is anyone going to implement this
Are you talking about the original proposal whose intention is to support
the marc index set, or the "augmented" proposal?
Yes we need the first. I can't say whether we need the latter.