• (nodebb)

    "Get" by POST is (for better or worse) a more common paradigm than one would expect...

    Addendum 2022-09-08 07:07: (and Frist!)

  • Allie C (unregistered)

    I made the mistake of reading this pre-coffee, and kept reading "Pearl" as "Perl". I was thoroughly confused.

  • (nodebb)

    Re: the song reference. Many moons ago I worked on a chunk of software (a "gas flow corrector" that converts gas flows at whatever real temperature and pressure into the equivalent amount of gas at a standardised temperature and pressure) that used a very primitive version of threads to separate work into different parts.

    It had been developed externally by a dedicated software house, and brought back in-house just before I joined the company, and the external developer had decided to celebrate buying a new car by naming a variable in the software after it. This meant that a critically important central variable of the multithreading system was called golf_gti...

    TRWTF in that was than neither I nor my colleague was willing to take the risk of renaming it to something saner.

  • (nodebb)

    What are you going to believe, the lying actual code which says it's a POST, or the most trusted comment which says it's a GET? :))

    @Steve_The_Cynic Golf GTI is cool and all, but I would name my variables after cars I want to buy - now that we're in crazy land, why not? If you ever come across code with identifiers like Rolls_Royce and Bugatti, please accept my humble apologies.

  • Yikes (unregistered)

    Knowing that "despacito" translates to "slowly" doesn't help...

  • ooOOooGa (unregistered)

    One of the hard problems in software development...

    I once named a function 'eviscerate' in a college class assignment because Javascript has 'reset' as a keyword. Professor dinged me 5 points for that.

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  • Barry Margolin (github)

    It can't be too old if it uses ES6 destructuring.

  • (nodebb)

    There is some decent convenience factor to a voice-activated device. "Alexa, pause" if you're playing music while working on something halfway across the room. Or if it replaces one of your fourteen remote controls, half of which are either lost behind the couch or don't match the device that you actually want to control right now.

    Would I actually go out and buy such a device? Meh.

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  • Jason Stringify (unregistered)
    this code, its potty humor, and it's completely not dated pop-culture reference

    How can you get the same word right and wrong four words apart?

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