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    @cpjust: maybe you'd be better off using MS or Sun software if you feel this way.

    There are a lot of places I will not take a job because I consider the environment humorless and soul sucking -- no amount of professionalism will make up for that (and probably the checks they write won't either). This one sounds like a litmus test of that sort (no offence).
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    Quote Originally Posted by MK27 View Post
    @cpjust: maybe you'd be better off using MS or Sun software if you feel this way.

    You mean the same MS that starts a flight simulator when you type the right keystrokes in excel?

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    @cpjust: you're taking all the fun out of functions. Or perhaps it's your attempt to make the language nicer. Functional languages are all rather rude afterall. They all start with f-u...
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    @cpjust I don't understand where you are coming from I guess. I have had two jobs as a programmer using GCC as well as MSVC but I didnt work with anyone who wouldn't find this funny. As a matter of fact we were very productive and professional. Not only that as far as GCC goes; there are flags to strip an executable of all unneeded things but if you dont need them. Although if you don't like strfry() then don't use it...
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    Quote Originally Posted by mramazing View Post
    @cpjust I don't understand where you are coming from I guess. I have had two jobs as a programmer using GCC as well as MSVC but I didnt work with anyone who wouldn't find this funny. As a matter of fact we were very productive and professional. Not only that as far as GCC goes; there are flags to strip an executable of all unneeded things but if you dont need them. Although if you don't like strfry() then don't use it...
    I find it mildly amusing, but it's something that belongs on the Internet, not as part of gcc.
    What if they add a whole bunch of those little easter eggs? Then when you're looking through the documentation to try to find a good function to use, you'll be wasting time looking over tons of useless jokes.
    What about people who aren't very fluent in English? They wouldn't even know it's a joke, let alone understand it.
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    What about people who aren't very fluent in English? They wouldn't even know it's a joke, let alone understand it.
    Why is that an excuse? Even joke functions do something. If someone can't read enough English to figure out what then they have no reason to be working for their employer.

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    Quote Originally Posted by whiteflags View Post
    Why is that an excuse? Even joke functions do something. If someone can't read enough English to figure out what then they have no reason to be working for their employer.
    I'm pretty sure not all software is written in English or by English speaking people. Although knowing English would certainly make it easier to learn C/C++, since the function names are written in English.
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    I don't see what's wrong with a little comic relief once in a while. Software has a long history of containing easter eggs and puns. Sometimes you do what you gotta do to stay sane when working on these large, complicated things.

    The trend toward considering these things "unprofessional," as cpjust holds, is just a sign that the glory days of computer programmers being viewed as crazy geniuses are coming to an end, and the day of the blue-collar code monkey is rising to prominence. Imagine if a contractor etched a small, funny message into the concrete patio he was pouring for you -- you'd have a hissy fit.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cpjust View Post
    I'm pretty sure not all software is written in English or by English speaking people. Although knowing English would certainly make it easier to learn C/C++, since the function names are written in English.
    Oh shut up. If someone can be so confused by English function names or English keywords then they can be just as easily confused by anything that isn't cute, like malloc, or calloc, or float. The way I see it you're getting disproportionately bent out of shape over a handful of functions that 99.5% of people either scroll past or never encounter. There is no excuse for being so illiterate you can't read documentation.
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    I don't really give a crap anymore... If you want to waste your time with that stuff, go ahead. I'll be the guy doing actual work.
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    Somebody is grouchy.

    Yikes.
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    Awesome !!

    What a wonderfully random func..

    thanks for the post !! i shall never use this, but its nice to have this..:P

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