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Geek Scripture

At first, there was the bit. And the bit shifted left, and the bit shifted right, and there was the byte. The byte grew into a word, and then into double word. And the developer saw the work and it was good. And the evening and the morning were the first day.

On the next day, the developer came back to the work and couldn’t figure out what he was thinking last night, and spent the whole day figuring that out.

Comments

Mark Lennox
11/19/2007 08:17 AM by
Mark Lennox

:D

Reminds me of my PERL days....

Dom
11/19/2007 07:38 PM by
Dom

Amen to that... 8- P

Oran
11/20/2007 02:48 AM by
Oran

And on the seventh day, he shipped.

“The reason God was able to create the world in seven days is because there was no installed base.” – Wim Elfrink, Cisco

http://www.douglasp.com/blog/2007/11/11/WhyCreationOnlyTookSevenDays.aspx

Joe
11/21/2007 12:38 PM by
Joe

Thus the developer created comments, and saw that they were good.

Pierre Henri
11/21/2007 04:26 PM by
Pierre Henri

And on the next week, the maintenance hell started :D

Jeremy Gray
11/21/2007 08:43 PM by
Jeremy Gray

And then Joe's comments were replaced with refactoring for clarity, ending Pierre's maintenance hell.

Just remember folks, the vast majority of comments are a code smell.

:D

ace
11/21/2007 11:33 PM by
ace

:)

Henry
11/23/2007 06:20 PM by
Henry

In fact, God estimated seven days (it can be that hard, he said) and then took 4 billion years to finish the job.

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