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05-17-2005, 07:05 PM
Friends have access to their friends' privates.

I win.

05-17-2005, 07:09 PM
haha good one

05-17-2005, 08:34 PM
short and sweet :D 8/10

05-17-2005, 09:00 PM
assert("Friends have access to their friends' privates.");
throw beating;
catch(jverkoey's teeth)
take jverkoey to the hospital.

05-17-2005, 09:06 PM
take isn't a keyword..... :rolleyes:

05-17-2005, 09:45 PM
and why would you use assert with try throw catch

Brain Cell
05-17-2005, 11:01 PM
lol , good one you nerd !! :p

05-18-2005, 01:08 AM
>take isn't a keyword.....
>and why would you use assert with try throw catch

void process_replies(char** restrict criticism)

05-18-2005, 06:46 AM
Not exactly programming, but while using Visio to draw up some UML documents, I noticed you could set a class to IsLeaf, IsRoot, and IsAbstract.

05-18-2005, 10:13 AM
Shlemiel the Painter

Shlemiel gets a job as a street painter, painting the dotted lines down the middle of the road. On the first day he takes a can of paint out to the road and finishes 300 yards of the road. "That's pretty good!" says his boss, "you're a fast worker!" and pays him a kopeck.

The next day Shlemiel only gets 150 yards done. "Well, that's not nearly as good as yesterday, but you're still a fast worker. 150 yards is respectable," and pays him a kopeck.

The next day Shlemiel paints 30 yards of the road. "Only 30!" shouts his boss. "That's unacceptable! On the first day you did ten times that much work! What's going on?"

"I can't help it," says Shlemiel. "Every day I get farther and farther away from the paint can!"

The joke is related to programming, because it contrasts linear and quadratic algorithms.

05-18-2005, 11:50 AM
Ha...I read that today from this link, which links to this (http://www.joelonsoftware.com/articles/Wrong.html), which links over here (http://www.joelonsoftware.com/articles/LeakyAbstractions.html), which finally links to this (http://www.joelonsoftware.com/articles/fog0000000319.html) page.

05-18-2005, 04:01 PM
...I laughed, and then I realized I have no life.

05-18-2005, 10:42 PM
I heard that before in an OOP class I took, all the nerds laughed. I laughed at them :)

05-19-2005, 12:52 AM
I was talking to someone today about concatenating C# strings and I called it a Shlemiel the Painter algorithm (I read it on Joel on Software years ago), and I had to explain the story to him. Isn't it amazing how in one day something you never think about can come up twice?