Why are dates calculated from January 1st, 1970? [duplicate]

using date(January 1st, 1970) as default standard The Question makes two false assumptions: All time-tracking in computing is done as a count-since-1970. Such tracking is standard. Two Dozen Epochs Time in computing is not always tracked from the beginning of 1970 UTC. While that epoch reference is popular, various computing environments over the decades have … Read more

Why functional languages? [closed]

Functional languages use a different paradigm than imperative and object-oriented languages. They use side-effect-free functions as a basic building block in the language. This enables lots of things and makes a lot of things more difficult (or in most cases different from what people are used to). One of the biggest advantages with functional programming … Read more

Best explanation for languages without null

I think the succinct summary of why null is undesirable is that meaningless states should not be representable. Suppose I’m modeling a door. It can be in one of three states: open, shut but unlocked, and shut and locked. Now I could model it along the lines of class Door private bool isShut private bool … Read more

What’s the name for hyphen-separated case?

There isn’t really a standard name for this case convention, and there is disagreement over what it should be called. That said, as of 2019, there is a strong case to be made that kebab-case is winning: https://trends.google.com/trends/explore?date=all&q=kebab-case,spinal-case,lisp-case,dash-case,caterpillar-case spinal-case is a distant second, and no other terms have any traction at all. Additionally, kebab-case has … Read more