Yeah, understood. But finding sites with that information, other than very
specific searches, is ... awkward, shall we say? A lot of place names migrate to products, e.g.
Cognac (if it wasn't produced in Cognac, France, it's brandy, or else
). But the origins of the product names are not always obvious - I was probably in my twenties before I discovered some of the legal battles over that oft maligned liquor. In the liquor vein, what is the source of the name Absinthe - also much maligned? Or why is sour mash called that ... how was it discovered? Those are the kinds of things for which I want sources. Not just those, specifically, but generally. It's easy to find programming sites, or DIY sites ... explanatory sites, not so much.
For [another] instance, why did Kernigan & Ritchie call the C language C? It's relatively easy to find explanations of the differences 'tween C and C++, but why is it C
Another for instance, neither Kernigan nor Ritchie was much on typing, so a lot of C syntax is based upon two-finger typing and their idea of shorthand. That's been documented, but finding that particular reference is a matter of serendipity. I just wanna eliminate as much of the serendipitous effect as possible.
There's an old saying that in order to ask an intelligent question, you need to already know 90% of the answer. I want to know where the questions
I'll be glad when I'm out of this bed. Tablets are nice, but I need a keyboard