[Chicago-talk] Multiple spaces, ascii art, pod
jthomasoniii at yahoo.com
Thu Feb 5 12:18:15 CST 2004
> It doesn't say "fuck it, i'll use the fix" at the
> bottom though :)
Okay, I'll fill in the rest of the list of the story I
related to Ed and Jason at El Famous Burrito on
It's the documentation gaffe that I never managed to
live down. Apparently, in a script I wrote, I started
it off something like this:
#set up database handle
my $dbh = UtilityModule->connect();
So the guy maintaining it looked at it and said,
"Well. This is promising. Should be well documented!"
I then proceeded to comment absolutely nothing else
for the entire duration of the program (a few hundred
lines, I think) until about 15 lines from the bottom,
where there was the single comment:
#fuck it, I'll use the fix
He marvelled for months at the great potential that
program showed for documentation and how much it
completely, utterly, collapsed.
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