Ignoring a Billion-Dollar Mistake is simply not an Option

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In 1965, computer scientist and otherwise all round good egg, Sir Charles Antony Richard Hoare (Tony to most) unleashed the 'null reference' upon an unsuspecting world, simply because it was "so easy". Five decades later, the vast majority of computer programmers remain all too au fait with the "null reference" exception, battling it's seemingly unstoppable encroachment into otherwise flawless program flows.