Thou shalt have no other gods before the ANSI C standard 1510
Thou shalt have no other gods before the ANSI C standard 1511
Careful how you say this. Maybe there's a definition of "de facto standard" that includes both the methods-methodologies...
Thou shalt have no other gods before the ANSI C standard 1512
Okay, now I understand what you were trying to say, I think. I also think BAH has said she wasn't...
It is. See below.
Now think about how those static things became static. Their beginnings were based on common methods. These methods became common because coders liked to use them (IOW, they worked well for whatever reasons).
This is part of what we're talking about when we talk about bit evolutions.
These rules are not made up out of the air. They are based on actual experiences of what worked, what didn't work, why they worked or didn't work, and ease of use. Serious people want to wrestle with the work they're trying to do, not the tools they're using to get that work done.
They all grow.
The term Kleenix is a de facto standard. Everybody uses the word to mean a disposable one-use piece of snot paper.
It will help if you take one piece of computing and try to trace it back to the origins. A good start of learning how complex this can be is to watch James Burke's Connections. The first series, not the last one (this was badly done). How the Universe Changed is also good.
This is a very bad buttumption because MS guarantees that this will not work. They can't read their own. Do not confuse attempts at creating a monopoly with a de facto standard. The one de facto standard that MS may have created is the equivalence of Microsoft and poo.
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