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 23:40 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: ..."
Soulbender
Member since:
2005-08-18

Yeah, the guy is obviously clueless or trolling to be controversial.

From stackoverflow:

One common mistake new programmers make with While is they assume that the code will break as soon as the tested condition flags false.


That's a common mistake? If that's the kind of people he works with I'm afraid of what kind of software they would create.

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by Laurence on Mon 3rd Sep 2012 23:59 in reply to "RE[3]: ..."
Laurence Member since:
2007-03-26

Yeah, the guy is obviously clueless or trolling to be controversial.

To be honest, I thought that was the whole point of the Stack Overflow thread and the reason for the Bill The Lizard follow up too.

Nobody said those opinions had to be valid; only that they had to be controversial.

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by Soulbender on Tue 4th Sep 2012 00:16 in reply to "RE[4]: ..."
Soulbender Member since:
2005-08-18

Well, you can be controversial and make a good point (like 2 of those suggestions) or you can be completely in the wrong and controversial for the sake of being controversial.

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by Vanders on Tue 4th Sep 2012 13:11 in reply to "RE[4]: ..."
Vanders Member since:
2005-07-06

Nobody said those opinions had to be valid; only that they had to be controversial.


That doesn't make any sense either. If you don't need to make sense just for the sake of being controversial, then how about these?

1. Everyone should always write code using two toes of their choice but only from their left foot.
2. No function should ever be more than 82 lines of code, except on a Tuesday when they should be no more than 81 and 83 lines long.
3. Every single programmer should learn COBOL. No exceptions.
4. Always name your variables as anagrams of the word "hexaphene"
5. Never compile your code after dark.
6. The letter 'y' should be banned from use in Java.

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