[ERT: 1m10s] 2017 started off busy as usual. I had moved into a new appartment in Zürich with a friend. I was a full-time computer science student at ETH, Zürich. I had just set up a Legal entity that would allow me to do freelancing work on the side while studying.
[ERT: 5m35s] While working on super-user-spark, path and validity-path, I discovered what madness lies in working with paths. The following is an overview of some of the reasons why paths are difficult to deal with.
[ERT: 1m19s] Something about the way we speak about time has always bothered me. Specifically, using twelve hour clocks, AM and PM. First of all, the purpose of a system of measurement is to ease measurements and reporting. Twelve-hour time has failed that purpose.
[ERT: 2m39s] Filepaths have been a pain in my neck for years. Paths are hard, overused, misused and mostly unsafe. In this post I present a newly released library that serves to make working with paths safer in the common use-case.