Thursday, December 11, 2014

nullpointerexception - history

... because today my program won 1:0 against me by raising a nullpointerexception I was willing to check out who invented the null pointer.

So thank you Mr. Tony Hoare, thank you very much! Built in 1965 for "algol w".
His quote: "I call it my billion dollar mistake". 
I would advice him to count that in hours of searching and not in dollars...

kind regards,

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