Monday, August 31, 2009

Null References: the Billion-Dollar Mistake

At the QCon 2009 Conference in London, the inventor of QuickSort, Tony Hoare, talked about another one of his creations: null references (without pride, it would seem):

I didn't have time to watch the video, but I'm pretty sure it is very interesting. I was surprised to find out that such a fundamental concept as null references had an inventor!

This presentation was suggested by Dean Wampler during his session on Scala.

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