Why was the “Strangest language feature” question removed?
(Related to Why was the "Strangest language feature" question removed?, but I know why.)
The question Strangest language feature was deleted, and for a reasonable reason. However, there were many important and useful tips in there despite the intent of the post.
I'd like to propose that the question be undeleted and locked (i.e. no votes and no comments with a message at the bottom saying that it's not a good type of question to ask but remains for historical reasons), like most other ones following along the same lines, so that everyone can refer to its contents without it "being a problem".
That's all :)
Here's my list of potentially useful answers to this question.
- PHP's tricky numeric values (I didn't know about this one and would actually have been useful to know, ahem ahem)
- Perl modules
- Checking for undefined - I've already seen 7 new SO questions about more or less this
- How to do that in C
for- good feature to know.
- Python's optional arguments gotcha
and I stopped going after the first couple pages.