Vladimir Sedach

Have Emacs - Will Hack

October 18, 2009

The history of programming language syntax in one quotation

Topic: Software engineering

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.


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