The SemiColon Wars

Sadly, linguistic diversity has a dark side. Communities separated by differences of language don’t always get along peaceably; the term “Balkanization” comes to mind. And, like weary, war-torn countries, the computing professions have had their share of sectarian strife and schism. As far as I know, the conflicts have never come to actual bloodshed, but harsh words have been exchanged (in many languages).

An interesting read…

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