• PJH (disco)
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  • VinDuv (disco)
    TForm1.Button131Click
    

    Something tells me the GUI is a huge WTF, too...

  • ChipDeath (disco)

    Creative article... But Delphi is, and always has been, an OO language.... so the idea that you are forced to stick all your code into button click events is not true...

    So really, the lesson here is the age old "Idiot developers develop idiotic code", or, as usual, TRWTF is a person :smile:

    Still actively developing in Delphi 5 here.... (though I'd rather not be of course....)

  • mark_bowytz (disco) in reply to boomzilla

    Dink'ed the dink. Linked ALL THE THINGS to Discourse. (just one actually)

  • Tsaukpaetra (disco)

    Array? No such Object: File Not Found.

  • nightware (disco)

    The front page still says 0 comments for each article... (Seems fixed now.)

  • Yamikuronue (disco) in reply to boomzilla
    boomzilla:
    At least the article itself was pretty good.

    Thank you :D

    ChipDeath:
    But Delphi is, and always has been, an OO language

    Jack worked for a poor company that could barely afford to buy grain with which to bake objects;

    By which I actually mean they couldn't afford decent programmers ;)

  • Groaner (disco)

    This brings back bad memories of an invisible TForm full of textboxes and TStringGrids storing stringly-typed global variables.

  • redwizard (disco)

    Article quote: That's right: The tiny method had grown until it was 700 lines long! Not only that, but it had attracted friends: 60,000 lines in total, all squished into a few button events. And so Jack went off in search of an axe with which to prune his massive garden...

    Forget the axe...bring the blowtorch! Or at least some HNO3...

  • nitePhyyre (disco)

    So he added some variables to his code, then when he came back the next day his code was changed into different code? I can see why you used the magic theme. Because things don't work like that.

    The only thing I can think of, is the author meant 'code generator' but accidentally typed 'variables'. Or Delphi is actually magic.

    I have no idea how adding 'var something' to your code can then go on to magically add 60,000 lines to your code overnight. What did I miss here?

  • JBert (disco) in reply to nitePhyyre
    nitePhyyre:
    What did I miss here?
    You seem to have missed that every story here contains 1% truth and 99% creative writing (give or take a few percents). You must be new here...
  • accalia (disco) in reply to JBert
    JBert:
    You must be new here...

    2014.08.18.... not so much then. ;-)

  • Yamikuronue (disco) in reply to nitePhyyre
    nitePhyyre:
    So he added some variables to his code, then when he came back the next day his code was changed into different code? I can see why you used the magic theme.

    For values of "next day" that mean "a year later" and "magic" that mean "coworkers", you've got the gist of it :)

  • FrostCat (disco) in reply to nitePhyyre
    nitePhyyre:
    So he added some variables to his code, then when he came back the next day his code was changed into different code? I can see why you used the magic theme. Because things don't work like that.

    Blakeyrat calved (like an iceberg)!

  • boomzilla (disco) in reply to FrostCat
    FrostCat:
    Blakeyrat calved (like an iceberg)!

    +㸏

  • FrostCat (disco) in reply to boomzilla

    Was that character chosen at random, or does it have any relevant meaning? Google translate doesn't.

  • boomzilla (disco) in reply to FrostCat

    It's a combination of the topic number and your posts' number. Because one or the other wasn't anything interesting.

  • FrostCat (disco) in reply to boomzilla
    boomzilla:
    It's a combination of the topic number and your posts' number. Because one or the other wasn't anything interesting.

    Ah, just whatever Unicode character happens to fit? Did you run the decimal digits all together, or did you treat those two numbers as two sixteen-bit integers and pack 'em into a 32-bit number or what? Inquiring minds are pretending to want to know.

  • boomzilla (disco) in reply to FrostCat

    Dammit...meant to reply, not edit the original...

    FrostCat:
    Ah, just whatever Unicode character happens to fit?

    A convention started in the Likes thread to indicate actual Liking likes.

    Looking at what it was: +㸏

    You had post 15 on topic 6887. I'll let you take it from there.

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