Somehow in all these years of using booleans, I hadn't learned that the boolean data type was named after the person who invented it, George Boole.


@d It's really quite shocking and sad. It kind of reminds me of the stories of folks dying after being "treated" with bleeding, before doctors understood that it did a lot of harm, and no good.

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