Sunday, December 23, 2012


Several Reasons Why Coding is Hard!

I was looking up something Unicode related and I came across Jon Skeet’s talk on why coding is hard: why do fundamental datatypes such as floating point, strings and DateTime cause so many problems. The slide deck and transcript is here.

The only thing I’d add is that arithmetic might be easier if we had 12 digits rather than 10, rather than the 8 mentioned, but that’s another story…


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