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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RE: Scripts
by c0m47053 on Mon 3rd Sep 2012 21:28 UTC in reply to "Scripts"
c0m47053
Member since:
2011-05-12

Lots of these opinions are "controversial" because they are a load of hogwash.

I don't think there was any effort to actually filter out rubbish answers.

I think you could say that it is only programming if you don't use a compiler (or even assembler), and be equally (in)valid.

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RE[2]: Scripts
by Vanders on Mon 3rd Sep 2012 21:36 in reply to "RE: Scripts"
Vanders Member since:
2005-07-06

Lots of these opinions are "controversial" because they are a load of hogwash.

Hogwash and/or gibberish. For example:

If a method has a second line of code, it is a code smell. Refactor.

What does that even mean?

Having come from a coding background where you were required to know the hardware, and where this is still a vital requirements in my industry, I view high level languages as simply assembling someone else's work.


So I assume this guy programs by waving a magnetised needle over the platter. Hey, wouldn't want to be using somebodies else's work now!

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RE[3]: Scripts
by Soulbender on Mon 3rd Sep 2012 23:34 in reply to "RE[2]: Scripts"
Soulbender Member since:
2005-08-18

What does that even mean?


It means the guy who said that can't code to save his life.

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