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A curated list of falsehoods programmers believe in.
The logic of the world is prior to all truth and falsehood.
— Ludwig Wittgenstein
Falsehood articles are a form of commentary on a particular subject, and are appreciated by the developer community at large for their effectiveness and terseness. They’re a convenient written form to approach an unfamiliar domain by dispelling myths, point out common pitfalls, show inconsistencies and subtleties.
In a sense, Falsehood articles are a suite of wordy unit-tests covering extensive edge-cases provided by real-world usage.
tax- A PHP 5.4+ tax management library.
yyyy, and why your year may be wrong - String formatting of date is hard.
Lots of things are said, written and believed about postdoctoral researchers that are simply not true..
Misterand drops it.
NSPersonNameComponentsFormatter- Localized representations of the components of a person’s name.
On character encoding, string formatting, unicode and internationalization.
Latin-1Assumptions - Most programmers spend so much time with
Latin-1they forgets about other’s scripts quirks.
hostname-validate- An attempt to validate hostnames in Python.
20252) because he gets so much mail.
libaddressinput- Google’s common C++ and Java library for parsing, formatting, and validating international postal addresses.
addressing- A PHP 5.4+ addressing library, powered by Google’s dataset.
postal-address- Python module to parse, normalize and render postal addresses.
address- Go library to validate and format addresses using Google’s dataset.
mtime- Part of a post on why file’s
mtimecomparison could be considered harmful.
9999999999999998.0- A kind of falsehood on numbers, and floats vs decimals.
/dev/urandom- There are a few things about
/dev/randomthat are repeated again and again. Still they are false.
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Content of this repository is licensed under the Creative Commons CC0 license. To the extent possible under law, Kevin Deldycke has waived all copyright and related or neighboring rights to this work.