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Comment Re:Got it wrong (Score 1) 594 594

C-style arrays have the property that (array + offset), provided offset is within the array, can be treated as a shorter array of the same type.
Giving a value within the string special semantics preserves that property; giving a position withing that string special semantics does not.

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