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#### Stefan Ram

i[ a ]

wherein i is the index and a is the array is quite natural

since i therein acts as a kind of »extractor function« which

extracts the component with offset i of its argument a.

However, while I was using this notation, I noticed what the

actual problem with this notation is: when one wants to

increment the index, then the notation

++i[ a ]

will increment i[ a ] instead, so one has to write

( ++i )[ a ]

! Under such circumstances it eventually is better indeed

to write the boring

a[ ++i ]