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Many years ago, before the advent of IDEs, I was working on a DOS based system that used a 3GL called Dataflex and had obtained a text editor called MultiEdit, which was a huge improvement over coding using Notepad.
One of my colleagues, who from time to time had to use the UNIX version of the 3GL, saw this and was mightily impressed. "It would be great to be able to use the same editor for DOS and UNIX development - can you get MultiEdit for UNIX?"
"No" I replied, "but I can get you vi for DOS!" He used foul language to me at that point and walked away.
I'm an optoholic - my glass is always half full of vodka.
That's not perfectionism, that simply a curse. Wasting time, effort and resources on something that is not in the scope of the project, even potentially introducing bugs with code that should not be there in the first place.
throw new NotImplementedException();
Bastard Programmer from Hell
If you can't read my code, try converting it here[^]
"If you just follow the bacon Eddy, wherever it leads you, then you won't have to think about politics." -- Some Bell.
Sounds like someone who's been burned one time too many when PHBs declared a prototype to be exactly what they needed and insisted on taking it directly into production.
Did you ever see history portrayed as an old man with a wise brow and pulseless heart, weighing all things in the balance of reason?
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.
-- Sarah Hoyt
"the debugger doesn't tell me anything because this code compiles just fine" - random QA comment
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