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Sharing a screen is already enough of a hassle (I use a 4K monitor at its native resolution, a coworker uses 1080p with large fonts), I would NOT want to have to put up with other people's fonts in code...
It's bad enough already to get everyone to agree on tabs vs spaces...
I just wish it had a full complement of characters - at least for Western languages (such as all the characters of ISO 8859-1).
I guess there has never been a strip where, say, æøåÆØäöÄÖ and the German double-s occurs. The Å is included - I guess that there may have been a use of the unit Ångstrøm, 0.1 nanometers. Maybe the artist, Randall Munroe, could be urged to produce samples of these characters, in an xkcd strip or standalone. It wouldn't be right to have someone else try to imitate the style, it must come from the original source!
That's a bit before my time, but that type of game/simulation would have kept my young mind happy. I recall using a particular connect-the-gadget simulator in (I think) an intro computer architecture course. I don't recall the name of it, but it was fun to play around with.
Did you ever see history portrayed as an old man with a wise brow and pulseless heart, weighing all things in the balance of reason?
Is not rather the genius of history like an eternal, imploring maiden, full of fire, with a burning heart and flaming soul, humanly warm and humanly beautiful?
Training a telescope on one’s own belly button will only reveal lint. You like that? You go right on staring at it. I prefer looking at galaxies.
-- Sarah Hoyt
A human being should be able to change a diaper, plan an invasion, butcher a hog, navigate a ship, design a building, write a sonnet, balance accounts, build a wall, set a bone, comfort the dying, take orders, give orders, cooperate, act alone, solve equations, analyze a new problem, pitch manure, program a computer, cook a tasty meal, fight efficiently, die gallantly. Specialization is for insects! - Lazarus Long
To me, "backend" is anything that is hidden by a front end. Whatever the server side does that is not directly visible at the client side would be backend. But if that server side code generates HTML/CSS/... that is sent to the client, it is definitely not hidden to the client. So I am surprised that anyone would call that backend.
Java was originally designed to be executed in the browser, in the front end. That never became any great success, but while it lasted, Java was a frontend language. Today, it is used by quite a number of backend applications at the server side. So the front/backend is not necessarily tied to the language/tool itself, but to how it is used.