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Do you ever add jokes in code comments?   [Edit]

Survey period: 26 Jul 2010 to 2 Aug 2010

Maybe you're a frustrated comedian, maybe you know your co-worker will get a kick and maybe you're just bored. Do you do it?

Yes, regularly545.7054 votes, 5.70%
Yes, occasionally19820.89198 votes, 20.89%
Yes, rarely27228.69272 votes, 28.69%
No42444.73424 votes, 44.73%

GeneralFrom a Uni project PinmemberNinja-the-Nerd2-Aug-10 15:44 
GeneralI always have to think about this great blog post... PinmemberGameCrash2-Aug-10 11:53 
GeneralI do it occaisionally.... PinmemberKeith Barrow1-Aug-10 8:30 
GeneralIs that the commented jokes help the other developers. PinmvpMd. Marufuzzaman1-Aug-10 4:22 
Generalsure! PinmemberFederico Sasso30-Jul-10 4:52 
GeneralWhy bother? Pinmemberdigital man29-Jul-10 22:27 
Generalplease help me about oracle with c#.. Pinmemberahmedatas29-Jul-10 21:49 
GeneralRe: please help me about oracle with c#.. PinmemberSmart K829-Jul-10 22:15 
GeneralRe: please help me about oracle with c#.. Pinmemberahmedatas18-Oct-11 5:53 
GeneralUnfortunatelly pretty often PinmemberSmart K829-Jul-10 20:57 
I use jokes in the comments (the workaround comments are generally very ironic), and in a reviewed code when commenting what's wrong with that particular piece. Because it's marked TODO, and to be soon fixed by a recipient. But I slip an occasional 'obviously' (as in 'this code does that.. obviously) or 'should be doing' variations.
The wisdom is to see things truthfully.

GeneralDid it once or twice (but not for submitted HW or exam) PinmemberSurgeoneer29-Jul-10 13:01 
GeneralOne liners PinmemberBen Daq28-Jul-10 23:57 
GeneralRe: One liners PinmvpPIEBALDconsult29-Jul-10 4:43 
GeneralRe: One liners Pinmemberandre1234529-Jul-10 7:59 
GeneralNo PinmemberShi,Yudi28-Jul-10 20:58 
GeneralRe: No Pinmemberluisnike1930-Jul-10 16:51 
GeneralRe: No PinmemberShi,Yudi30-Jul-10 20:50 
GeneralOnly in error messages... Pinmemberrobertw01928-Jul-10 15:11 
Generalonly during code reviews... PinmemberM i s t e r L i s t e r28-Jul-10 11:04 
GeneralAn actual joke from my code... sort of PinmemberCamilo Sánchez Herrera28-Jul-10 5:21 
GeneralNo jokes PinmemberZack_from_georgia28-Jul-10 0:39 
JokeNaming Folders PinmemberJobless Creature28-Jul-10 0:34 
GeneralNo, but sometimes people joke about my code PinmemberMember 333454627-Jul-10 21:20 
GeneralHelps break the monotony PinmemberMike Hankey27-Jul-10 8:38 
Generalin an attempt to hide the embarrassment of using a 'GOTO' statement PinmemberPatrick.Hartnett27-Jul-10 7:46 
GeneralNo jokes, but interesting comments PinmemberSQL.NET27-Jul-10 7:38 
Generalnever jokes... but a good idea! PinmemberDelaram Sh27-Jul-10 6:30 
GeneralStorying frustrations on the code [modified] Pinmembersaanj27-Jul-10 4:31 
Generaljokes in comment? PinmemberBlubbo27-Jul-10 2:57 
GeneralJokes PinmemberPinto126-Jul-10 23:05 
GeneralRe: Jokes Pinmemberdmjm-h28-Jul-10 9:11 
GeneralRe: Jokes PinmemberPinto128-Jul-10 21:59 
JokeThis lacks the "No, but I add jokes to the code" option PinmemberPater26-Jul-10 21:35 
GeneralSometimes PinmemberRedSonja26-Jul-10 21:08 
GeneralCertainly, all the time, but PinmemberMustafa Ismail Mustafa26-Jul-10 20:18 
GeneralRe: Certainly, all the time, but PinmemberMike Hankey27-Jul-10 8:43 
GeneralRe: Certainly, all the time, but PinmemberMustafa Ismail Mustafa27-Jul-10 22:20 
GeneralRe: Certainly, all the time, but PinmemberMike Hankey28-Jul-10 3:16 
GeneralI never used to but... PinmemberAnkur\m/26-Jul-10 19:23 
GeneralIt partly matters who will read your code.... PinmemberEl Corazon26-Jul-10 16:04 
GeneralHow about swearing PingroupPaul Coldrey26-Jul-10 15:07 
GeneralI used to, but... PinmemberGeoff Field26-Jul-10 14:19 
GeneralIf the situation calls... Pinmemberstudleylee26-Jul-10 12:12 
JokeOld Office Mate Pinmemberthatraja26-Jul-10 8:24 
GeneralOnly Subtle Ones PinmemberDalek Dave25-Jul-10 23:01 
GeneralRe: Only Subtle Ones Pinmemberpwasser26-Jul-10 1:13 
JokeRe: Only Subtle Ones PinmemberYusuf26-Jul-10 8:14 
GeneralNot deliberately Pinmemberıʇoʞɐlɐʞ ɥsɐʞɐɹd25-Jul-10 21:44 
GeneralHidden jokes [modified] Pinmemberpwasser25-Jul-10 21:34 
GeneralRe: Hidden jokes PinmemberNiklas Lindquist25-Jul-10 22:57 

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