7 historical decisions that continue to pain programmers

Kay C Lan lan.kc.macmail at gmail.com
Sun Apr 20 22:55:41 EDT 2014


I would think Richard would put 'the CSV file' as well and truly Nº 1.


On Mon, Apr 21, 2014 at 1:50 AM, Alejandro Tejada <capellan2000 at gmail.com>wrote:

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> 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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