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Not really, but I did get a complete 'came to standstill/lockup' for about 30 seconds today.
I tried out some new classes in my app, they didn't provide anything over the alternate I was already using. So removed all the code, and then deleted the reference. VS hung up as soon as I ok'd the reference delete dialog. I was almost going to force a "kill" on visual studio, when it suddenly came back to life.
Just be glad you're not using Delphi XE2. If I even highlight over the "Refactor" menu, it freezes for about a minute, and sometimes I just have to restart it. A few of the devs I work with have actually edited their registry in order to get rid of the menu completely, so as they don't accidentally highlight or click it.
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America is the only country that went from barbarism to decadence without civilization in between. -Oscar Wilde
Wow, even the French showed a little more spine than that before they got their sh*t pushed in.[^] -Colin Mullikin
Yep, I'll often get a popup dialog which states "Please wait while Visual Studio does some background processing".
WTF? If it's background, then why am I being asked to wait for it in the foreground?
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VS2012 was written to test the upper boundaries of usefulness with regards to WPF. It seems to me that they rather easily discovered those boundaries.
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Chemists, meanwhile, have become increasingly interested in "self-healing" polymers. This sounds like science fiction, but several research groups have produced plastics that can join their cut edges together when scientists heat them, shine a light on them, or even just hold the cut edges together.
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Bubba, Lester and Leroy had been to a funeral. After the service everyone was standing outside visiting for a few moments and Lester asked Leroy, "If that had been you in that coffin when folks was walking by paying their respects, what would you have wanted them to say about you?"
Leroy pondered this a moment, for the question struck him as being profound. "I think," he replied, "that I'd have wanted them to say I was a good husband, father and friend."
Lester nodded sagely and replied, "And I think I'd have wanted them to say I was a good honest man and a Christian."
Both men then turned to Bubba and Lester repeated the question. Bubba grinned broadly and replied, "I'd have wanted'em to say, 'LOOK!!! He's moving!'"
A wealthy man was dying and he wanted to take his money with him.
He had only 3 friends in the entire world: Bubba, Lester, and Leroy.
He split his money 3 ways and gave them each a substantial sum in cash.
He instructed them to toss the cash into the grave as he was being buried.
The man up and died, the 3 friends showed up for the burial and tossed packages into the grave.
Later, at a bar the 3 friends got to confessing things.
"I feel terrible" said Bubba, "but I actually kept 1,000.00 of the cash to pay for new tires for my truck and I didn't throw in the whole amount".
"I feel pretty bad as well" said Lester, "I did even worse and kept out 5,000.00 to pay for my daughter's college".
"I'm ashamed of both of you" replied Leroy, "I threw in a check for the entire amount".
Lester and Leroy are brothers, with Lester being both older and far more successful than Leroy. Their father, Aloysius, died recently. Leroy, who worked for his dad on the farm in Alabama, phoned his brother to give him the bad news.
"I'm so sorry," said Lester, "but I'm buried in meetings and I'm presently in Japan on business. You give Dad the absolute best, and just send me the bill. I'll take care of it."
A month passed, and Lester got a bill in the mail for $100. He was quite surprised at the tiny amount, but promptly sent his poor younger brother a check. The next month, he received another bill for the same amount. He assumed at this point that his good-hearted but somewhat dense brother was trying to cut him some slack on the bill by letting him pay it in installments. He sent another check and said nothing, not wishing to hurt his brother's feelings. But this process continued for several more months and he finally felt compelled to say something about it. So he phoned his brother.
Lester: "Leroy, please don't be offended but why do I keep getting these bills each month for $100?"
Leroy: "Well, you said to get Dad the best and send you the bill, right?"
Lester: "Yes, I said that."
Leroy: "So, I rented him a tuxedo."
While I personally too prefer to read code, rather than comments (especially since the compiler checks my code but not my comments), I don't mind the occasional meaningful comment (although I am eager to delete comments when I spot them, provided the code they explain is self-describing). But stuff like the // parses the date in the post above, or } // code block ends here are IMO just a sign of sloppiness and lack of understanding of what comments are really for.
Yeah but that's an extreme case.... the other side of that is someone who assumes that all their code is readable and interpretable by other people. An engineer that I'm working with now is really bothered by the fact that someone used "fs" to stand for file something or another (can't remember exactly) but to those of us in telecommunications, that's usually used for sampling frequency.
In another words, your self-commenting code might not mean the same thing to someone else, so just be mindful of that.
He was probably raging at the elephanting sunshine who wrote the >1000 line method with broken indenting; and the coding policies that forbid making anything beyond the minimum possible change to fix a bug/implement a feature (meaning whitespace fix, or breaking into 20 smaller logical functions).
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Is not rather the genius of history like an eternal, imploring maiden, full of fire, with a burning heart and flaming soul, humanly warm and humanly beautiful?
Training a telescope on one’s own belly button will only reveal lint. You like that? You go right on staring at it. I prefer looking at galaxies.
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