Musical fun with code



  • I recently came across some of my old code, while preparing for a rewrite:
    "boolean dontstop = false; // ..till you get enough, dont stop keep on...."

    and who could remember the 180 hours of overtime they paid out that one month

    "//they all have to be the same either all filled in, or all empty. Looks ugly, but I dont care. tired...consciousness slipping away....ZZZZZzzzZzzzz..."



  • int dontstop, believin, streetlights, people;



    Of course TRWTF is having a "dontstop" variable in the first place. Why the double negation? dontstop = true means the same as stop = false, but less clearly.



    (Also, my personal favourite is: int foo = 0xAAAAAAAA; //RGH!! )



  • @lolwtf said:

    dontstop = true means the same as stop = false

    Also keepgoing = true. I know I've used kgo and kbye as variable names (k is not a prefix).

    I've been suffering from insomnia lately, and with our slow internet at work I fell asleep waiting for Google yesterday.

     



  • @lolwtf said:

    Of course TRWTF is having a "dontstop" variable in the first place. Why the double negation? dontstop = true means the same as stop = false, but less clearly.
     

    I always find that NOCOUNT in SQL makes me stop to think.  But that could just be me.



  • @lolwtf said:

    "dontstop" variable

    Pah! I inherited a script that had a "text_not_skip" variable. It was extremely confusing, and it took me quite a while, but I managed to eradicate the last traces of its horridness.



  • @lolwtf said:

    int dontstop, believin, streetlights, people;
     

    Or if you wrote it a little later:

    int dontstop, nevergiveup, holdyourheadhi, andreachthetop;



  •  I thought this was about musical fun with code.

    This is not the case.

    I am disappoint.



  • I once saw code that after a break; (done as a result of reaching the end of the parsed string) had the following comment:

    /* "This is the End", (c) J. Morrisson */


  • bool dontStop; // thinkin about tomorrow


    bool HAMMER_TIME = !dontStop;


    bool inTheNameOfLove = HAMMER_TIME;


    bool do = true, doNot = false;


    catch (Exception ex)
    {
    if (do || doNot)
    throw new ScriptParsingException("there is no try");
    }


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