7 historical decisions that continue to pain programmers

Alejandro Tejada capellan2000 at gmail.com
Sun Apr 20 13:50:20 EDT 2014


1) Unix hides dot files
2) JavaScript uses + for string concatenation
3) Microsoft chooses backslash as path delimiter
4) Python uses indentation to denote blocks 
5) Tony Hoare invents the null reference
6) JavaScript implements semicolon insertion
7) How to represent dates

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