• brazzy (cs)

    What's a "scrsz"? It sounds like someone clearing his throat.

  • chishm (cs)

    The bug tracker is missing the all-important "File Not Found".

  • Marty (unregistered) in reply to brazzy
    brazzy:
    What's a "scrsz"? It sounds like someone clearing his throat.

    I'm thinking source size.

  • deborahgsmith (unregistered) in reply to brazzy
    brazzy:
    What's a "scrsz"? It sounds like someone clearing his throat.

    I was thinking "screensize", or maybe a famous film director.

  • Kartik (unregistered)

    In Dev-C++, you get funny tooltips when you hover over other data types too (int, char etc.)

  • JD (unregistered)

    I would hasten to guess that MetaEdit was written for IIS 4.0 and 5.0 whether or not he chose to continue.

    Not that he was really give a choice in the matter. It begs the question of whether or not we really have "Free Will", and plays the part a much-needed link between deterministic theology and....and.......

    ...damn, I still miss the Irish girl.

  • pitchingchris (cs)

    I think the third one might even be a further WTF. Almost suggests that it is sharing data with either another column, or using a single database column to hold multiple listbox choices. None, Yes, No, or Neither should not be choices for a request source, but they would probably be easily be seen in other selections in the issue tracker. If its an interal program, it might also suggest some copy n paste screwup where the code was copied that did the Yes, No, etc. and just added the proper code below it without removing the copy paste example they were following.

  • Foo (unregistered)

    And I though I was the only who saw the black sidebar/linenumbers bug in Dev-C++.

    For those who have never used Dev-C++, there was weird bug that when you changed syntax colors, Dev-C++ decided to change the background and foreground colors of the sidebar to black, thus you could not see linenumbers; the only way IIRC to fix it was to manually edit config file, the program refused to change the colors after the bug happened. And this bug was very random. And annoying. And it was not fixed for years, if ever (haven't used it for couple of years now).

    I use Code::Blocks these day.

  • sinistral (cs) in reply to pitchingchris
    pitchingchris:
    I think the third one might even be a further WTF. Almost suggests that it is sharing data with either another column, or using a single database column to hold multiple listbox choices. None, Yes, No, or Neither should not be choices for a request source, but they would probably be easily be seen in other selections in the issue tracker.

    It's not a program written in-house, it's Jira. These values were created by one of the administrators of this particular site, perhaps as an import from a previously used system. The blame goes not to the software, but to the person configuring the software for the site.

  • jmroth (cs) in reply to chishm
    chishm:
    The bug tracker is missing the all-important "File Not Found".

    Oh but "Neither" yes or no IS FILE_NOT_FOUND !!

  • Odo (unregistered) in reply to brazzy
    brazzy:
    What's a "scrsz"? It sounds like someone clearing his throat.
    "sz" stands for a null-terminated string, although I have seen it much more as a prefix to the variable name, like "szSrc", "lpszFileName", etc. Windows API is full of this variable naming convention.
  • Odo (unregistered)

    Alas, looks like I have misunderstood the variable name/context :)

  • me (unregistered) in reply to Odo

    Yeah, that's why they are storing an unsigned long into it.

  • T_PAAMAYIM_NEKUDOTAYIM (cs) in reply to chishm
    chishm:
    The bug tracker is missing the all-important "File Not Found".
    And "Silver" as well.
  • A Nonny Mouse (cs)

    not only can you have no source of request, but you can have it in 4 different ways - 2 of which are actually the same :(

  • The MAZZTer (cs) in reply to Foo
    Foo:
    I use Code::Blocks these day.

    I was going to try that, but then I noticed that the last update to it was back in 2005. Dev-C++ was last updated in 2006.

  • ounos (cs)

    Invisible dialogs is a joke in itself.

  • Vempele (cs) in reply to The MAZZTer
    The MAZZTer:
    Foo:
    I use Code::Blocks these day.

    I was going to try that, but then I noticed that the last update to it was back in 2005. Dev-C++ was last updated in 2006.

    You didn't notice the nightly builds? Anyway, Code::Blocks 8.02 was released a month ago.

  • elias (cs) in reply to deborahgsmith
    deborahgsmith:
    brazzy:
    What's a "scrsz"? It sounds like someone clearing his throat.

    I was thinking "screensize", or maybe a famous film director.

    Except that it's "srcsz".

  • DaveK (cs) in reply to ounos
    ounos:
    Invisible dialogs is a joke in itself.
    Well, it's a lolcat caption to be precise...
  • DaveK (cs)

    I think the OP must have the tool-tip delay time set too high in his windows settings:

    All these other people took much less than three years to notice the bug!
  • T_PAAMAYIM_NEKUDOTAYIM (cs) in reply to elias

    z0mg s0rCeZ0rsz!11!ONEONE!8D

  • IV (unregistered)

    I see several comments about Dev-Cpp. Is this the version offered by bloodshed.net? Dev-Cpp seems kind of generic.

    captcha: paratus

  • axus (cs)

    wxDevCpp is an improved version of DevC++. I think they've stopped updating that one as well, though ;p

  • umm... (unregistered)
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  • Erik N (unregistered)

    I sometimes feel these yes/no questions with an okay dialog must be mistranslated from Japanese.

    The participle in question must be "ne" which is to indicate agreement. As in "Atsui desu ne" It's hot, isn't it?

    And not a "ka" which is a yes/no question. "samui desu ka" Is it cold?

    Because we all know that we developers don't make mistakes. It's the doc writer and language services departments that do. :)

    And for those that didn't catch it, yes this is a joke.

  • Neither (unregistered) in reply to A Nonny Mouse
    A Nonny Mouse:
    not only can you have no source of request, but you can have it in 4 different ways - 2 of which are actually the same :(
    The real WTF is that there are two choices each of Neither and None, but only one choice of No.
  • A Nonny Mouse (cs) in reply to Neither
    Neither:
    A Nonny Mouse:
    not only can you have no source of request, but you can have it in 4 different ways - 2 of which are actually the same :(
    The real WTF is that there are two choices each of Neither and None, but only one choice of No.
    to be honest i'm trying not to think about it too much, lest my brain implodes
  • Walleye (unregistered) in reply to Erik N
    Erik N:
    The participle in question must be "ne" which is to indicate agreement. As in "Atsui desu ne" It's hot, isn't it?

    <pedantic mode>Ummm, ne is a particle, not a participle.</pedantic mode>

  • v.dog (unregistered)

    Don't you just love it when an app asks a rhetorical question? [OK]

  • DaveK (cs) in reply to umm...
    umm...:
    TBH, you missed a trick or two there: [image]

    There. Fixed it for ya.

  • al (unregistered)
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  • ibegofyou (unregistered) in reply to JD
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  • tin (cs) in reply to sinistral
    sinistral:
    It's not a program written in-house, it's Jira.

    And as issue tracking systems go, from what I've seen, it's one (if not the) best out there. Simple enough that almost any user can figure it out, but powerful enough to still be useful.

    Edit: And I sure wish the government department I work for had chosen it instead of the pile of crap they picked (and probably paid more for).

  • Jim d. (unregistered)

    I think that srcsz must have a line-comment on the line that it's defined, aka:

    unsigned long srcsz; //sometimes headers get that do long
    ...
    ...
    

    This would cause a tooltip with this inane message when you hovered over (or near) the occurances of "srcsz". Perhaps it was a fragment that was continued on comments on the next line. Who knows.

  • DrGuz (unregistered)

    Sometimes headers do get that long. Or at least, that's how my brain insisted on repeatedly parsing it.

  • Lynx (unregistered) in reply to sinistral
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  • Ahsayuni (unregistered) in reply to Erik N
    Erik N:
    I sometimes feel these yes/no questions with an okay dialog must be mistranslated from Japanese.

    The participle in question must be "ne" which is to indicate agreement. As in "Atsui desu ne" It's hot, isn't it?

    And not a "ka" which is a yes/no question. "samui desu ka" Is it cold?

    Because we all know that we developers don't make mistakes. It's the doc writer and language services departments that do. :)

    And for those that didn't catch it, yes this is a joke.

    I'm guessing they just paste in a call to MessageBox() and forget to change the buttons.

  • Laxminarayan G Kamath A (unregistered) in reply to chishm

    May be the "File not found" file was not found.

  • Burglar (unregistered)

    I think the MetaEdit thing is because of someone carelessly copied the dialog resource from the following dialog:


    MetaEdit

    So it's your fault to mass up again?

    OK

  • Pope (cs)

    Do long Dooby dooby long Do long, do long wo-o-o-oah Long Days, Red Bulls, And all ni-i-i-ghters.

  • Praesent (unregistered)

    Sometimes comments get that do long

  • JD (unregistered) in reply to ibegofyou
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  • DaveK (cs) in reply to JD
    JD:
    ibegofyou:
    JD:
    I would hasten to guess that MetaEdit was written for IIS 4.0 and 5.0 whether or not he chose to continue.

    Not that he was really give a choice in the matter. It begs the question of whether or not we really have "Free Will", and plays the part a much-needed link between deterministic theology and....and.......

    ...damn, I still miss the Irish girl.

    Sorry, gotta do this:

    http://begthequestion.info/

    When you beg the "question", you're proving a conclusion by merely restating it. It's mostly the same as saying "that's just circular logic", but "begs the question" is a little more descriptive.

    I don't blame you...lots of computer books get it wrong, which is mildly annoying considering the price tags on those things.

    Please, don't apologize! I should have known this, what with being a philosophy major, required to take the intro to logic class. If memory serves, the prof would often ask us if something "begs the question", and I never really knew wtf he was talking about. Thanks for showing me the light!

    Heh. Now that you've learnt it, here's an exercise for you: Watch 100 politicians explaining why whatever-it-is-that-they're-currently-proposing inevitably has to be the case, rather than is just a matter of choice and/or dogma. While you do that, count how many of them beg the question.

    [If you find one who doesn't, you win.]

  • Other not listed (unregistered) in reply to pitchingchris
    pitchingchris:
    Almost suggests that it is sharing data with either another column, or using a single database column to hold multiple listbox choices.
    Right, those listbox choices might come from a database table -- unfortunately they are then retrieved by a SQL query where at least three different values of NEITHER match the where clause.

    Something along the lines of,

    Select NONE from FILE_NOT_FOUND where NEITHER * NEITHER <= 1
  • I could not code my way out of an open dialog window... (unregistered)

    What's wrong with invisible dialogs? For instance, when you need to define some constants that are used in a lot of places, and you can't think of a reasonably illogical place to put them, why not put them into an invisible dialog?

    Just make sure that the invisible dialog window has been created (if not made visible) before you use any of those constants, otherwise they might still have the wrong values... ;-)

  • The Invisible Man (unregistered)

    What's the deal with the invisible dialog? I couldn't see anything there (which would be consistent with it being invisible). Could you?

  • unsigned long (unregistered)

    Sometimes unsigned long's can go to your head.

  • tharpa (cs) in reply to ibegofyou
    ibegofyou:

    When you beg the "question", you're proving a conclusion by merely restating it. It's mostly the same as saying "that's just circular logic", but "begs the question" is a little more descriptive.

    I don't blame you...lots of computer books get it wrong, which is mildly annoying considering the price tags on those things.

    "Begging the question" is one of those idioms that doesn't seem to have anything to do with the literal meaning of the words. If you didn't know the conventional meaning of the phrase, you would never figure it out based on the words themselves. Even knowing what it means, no one can explain how it connects to the words.

    Now, working on koans, that's begging the question. "Please, koan, please give me satori!"

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