Vladimir Sedach

Have Emacs - Will Hack

October 18, 2009

The history of programming language syntax in one quotation

There you go, it seemed like a good idea at the time

--Tim Berners-Lee

The forward slashes at the beginning of internet addresses have long annoyed net users and now the man behind them has apologised for using them.

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/technology/8306631.stm

Only if all the other "programming language designers" had the conscience to apologize for the pain their thoughtlessness has caused.