Etymology bites

A few days ago I wrote a Sanitise() function to replace unprintable characters in a blob of binary data for display purposes. Apart from it being a nice neat little bit of code, I've been patting myself on the back for my cheeky little play on the words sanity and sanitary. It turns out, though, that they do actually have a common root; the latin sanitas, or health.

Yet another example of why this blog was originally subtitled "The Last to Know".


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