Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 3rd Sep 2012 20:46 UTC, submitted by MOS6510
General Development I like this one: "By definition, a program is an entity that is run by the computer. It talks directly to the CPU and the OS. Code that does not talk directly to the CPU and the OS, but is instead run by some other program that does talk directly to the CPU and the OS, is not a program; it's a script." Here's the other eleven.
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by Soulbender on Mon 3rd Sep 2012 22:43 UTC
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2. If it's not native, it's not really programming

Wow, second item and the bullshit-o-meter is already peaking. This is just stupid elitism.

The "While" construct should be removed from all programming languages

Yeah, because making things artificially difficult is awesome. What language has "Repeat" anyway? Does he mean "for"?

Developing on .NET is not programming. Its just stitching together other people's code.

I'm nor a fan of nor do I program in .net but this is just more elitist nonsense.

The use of try/catch exception handling is worse than the use of simple return codes and associated common messaging structures to ferry useful error messages.

And the stupidity just goes on and on. We don't have to code the same way we did in the 80's anymore. Not every language is C. It's called progress.

Object Oriented Programming is absolutely the worst thing that's ever happened to the field of software engineering.

More elitist nonsense.

Making invisible characters syntactically significant in python was a bad idea

Yes, readable code is a very bad idea. Or not. Brackets are apparently awesome though.

Classes should fit on the screen.

Because everyone's screen is the same size. So if I have a wide monitor standing on the side it's perfectly ok to have a class that's really long?

This whole thing is just some C programmer(s) that got butthurt.

Edited 2012-09-03 22:48 UTC

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