therealbluepandabear03/02/2021, 5:26 AM
itnoles03/02/2021, 6:26 AM
Matteo Mirk03/02/2021, 10:52 AM
Colton Idle03/03/2021, 4:07 AM
I call it my billion-dollar mistake. It was the invention of the null reference in 1965.Recently when kotlin came out there was a few good articles basically saying "the billion dollar mistake wasn't the invention of the null reference, but the real mistake was omitting it from the type system" With kotlin, we can represent nullability in the type system which is great because our compiler can be our friend and find mistakes for us. Modeling your data correctly can be hard. Sometimes there are good reasons something could legitimately be null. Either way... I think modeling nullability is an art not a science.
therealbluepandabear03/03/2021, 5:12 AM
Matteo Mirk03/03/2021, 9:16 AM