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Top 5 DEV Comments from the Past Week

peter profile image Peter Kim Frank ・1 min read

This is a weekly roundup of awesome DEV comments that you may have missed. You are welcome and encouraged to boost posts and comments yourself using the #bestofdev tag.

@nas5w shared their answer to What is your top tool that most devs would be surprised you use regularly?:

The URL bar to convert rich text to plain text

@hyftar talked about the benefits of occasionally recreating the wheel in One thing led to another and I built my own static site generator today:

I like this approach because, even though you're most likely reinventing the wheel, you often learn new stuff along the road and learning is the most important thing in our industry. Hats off to you.

@bipinrajbhar adds some more info to the === operator The Lies of "===" operator:

0 === -0 is true because 0 doesn't have sign

NaN === NaN is false because, according to IEEE 754 specifications any operation performed on NaN values should yield a false value or should raise an error.

@aroldev shows how to say "Hello, World!" in "Chicken" ... "Hello, World!" but in 30 different languages!!!. Should we start supporting syntax highlighting for Chicken?:

What about "Chicken"?
Chicken is an esoteric programming language in which "chicken" is the only valid symbol.

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@tomstreeter talks about some of the history behind CSS Floats in Anyone here still using CSS Floats?:

Read enough about the history of technology and you’ll run into the story of something being invented for one specific thing that morphs into something else when people figure out it can sorta-kinda do something else that people really want to do. Before it’s all over it’s not unusual for people to forget the original function. The notion of the float was originally limited to flowing text around images and other replaced items. It was only ever supposed to be a a one-trick pony. That they ever got used for anything else was a hack. And I mean that without being pejorative about it. Being old as dirt, I remember the frustration folks coming from print had with layout on the web. Remember that the impetus for HTML 1 (though it never had a number) was for the rapid exchange of scientific papers. Absent the float’s ability to kinda-sorta help do sorta columnar layouts, it’d probably be relatively obscure.

I just thank whatever deity is out there that no one came up with an alternate use for the Blink HTML element.

See you next week for more great comments ✌

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Congrats to @nas5w , @hyftar , @bipinrajbhar , @aroldev , and @tomstreeter for making the list this week!