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😱 Awesome Falsehood

😱 Falsehoods Programmers Believe in
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By kdeldycke

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😱 Awesome Falsehood

A curated list of falsehoods programmers believe in.







The logic of the world is prior to all truth and falsehood.
— Ludwig Wittgenstein[1]

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.


Contents

Meta


Arts

Business

Dates and Time

Education

Emails

Geography

Human Identity

Internationalization

On character encoding, string formatting, unicode and internationalization.



Management

Multimedia

Networks

Phone Numbers

Postal Addresses

Science

Society

Software Engineering

Typography

Video Games

Contributing

Your contributions are always welcome! Please take a look at the contribution guidelines first.


Footnotes

The header image is based on a modified photo taken in February 2010 by Iza Bella, distributed under a Creative Commons BY-SA 2.0 UK license.

[1]: Notebooks, 1914-1916, page 14e (Harper & Brothers, New York, 1961). [↑]