Pet peeves

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  2. 3 years ago

    Peter J

    is not verified 24 Jun 2016 KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa

    @Tim H A lot of the code I work with originated on Alpha Microsystems hardware in a dialect of basic where variable names were limited to 6 characters. Tokens were Rad-50 encoded, which would fit 6 characters into 2 16-bit words. That was the limitation. We still have a lot of those variable names floating around our "modern" code.

    I once had to work ( a long time ago ) debugging a fairly big COBOL program written by an ex-assembler programmer who had named his WORKING-STORAGE fields after the Z80 registers and used these fields ( some type-redefined ) for anything and everything throughout the code.

  3. Norman P

    24 Jun 2016 Xojo Inc, Pre-Release Testers, Xojo Pro Seeking work. npalardy@great-w...

    Folks that can write fortran in any language

    - swap in cobol or assembler for fortran

  4. Peter J

    is not verified 24 Jun 2016 KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa

    @Norman P Folks that can write fortran in any language

    - swap in cobol or assembler for fortran

    000010 IDENTIFICATION DIVISION.
    000020 PROGRAM-ID.       NORMAN-PEEVE.
    000030 AUTHOR.               PETER JOB.
    000040 DATE-WRITTEN.    25 JUNE 2016.
    000050 ENVIRONMENT DIVISION.
    000130 DATA DIVISION.
    000250 WORKING-STORAGE SECTION.
    000260 01  WS-FIELD1     PIC X(13)      VALUE "COBOL FOREVER".
    000320 PROCEDURE DIVISION.
    000330 RUN-PROGRAM.
    000340     DISPLAY WS-FIELD1 LINE 1 POSITION 1 ERASE.
    000440     STOP RUN.

    :P

  5. Norman P

    24 Jun 2016 Xojo Inc, Pre-Release Testers, Xojo Pro Seeking work. npalardy@great-w...
    Edited 3 years ago

    That I can actually read that and know what the heck it does :)

    And that means my kids are right when they call me an old fart :P

  6. Norman P

    24 Jun 2016 Xojo Inc, Pre-Release Testers, Xojo Pro Seeking work. npalardy@great-w...

    Now where does that damned period go ?????

  7. Tim H

    25 Jun 2016 Pre-Release Testers Portland, OR USA

    My first job out of college was a COBOL shop. My second was FORTRAN. Third was Pascal.

    Writing CAD/CAM software in FORTRAN. *shudder*

  8. Alwyn B

    6 Jul 2016 Pre-Release Testers, Xojo Pro Johannesburg, South Africa

    People who don't apologize when they did something wrong.

  9. Tim P

    6 Jul 2016 Pre-Release Testers Rochester, NY

    When the Trash takes forever to start emptying.

  10. Albin K

    6 Jul 2016 Europe (Sweden)

    Too much stuff in the trash! Both the digital and analog kind :P

  11. When over 90% of all my "stuff" is only good for the trash...

  12. Tim P

    6 Jul 2016 Pre-Release Testers Rochester, NY

    Wait, one better - people who store important documents in the trash.

    Oh? That report? Hold on let me pull it up. *clicks Trash icon in Dock*

  13. Norman P

    6 Jul 2016 Xojo Inc, Pre-Release Testers, Xojo Pro Seeking work. npalardy@great-w...

    People who never empty the trash/recycle bin & cant figure out why their HD is full ("But I threw all that stuff in the trash. How can my HD be full????")

  14. Norman P

    6 Jul 2016 Xojo Inc, Pre-Release Testers, Xojo Pro Seeking work. npalardy@great-w...

    @Tim P Wait, one better - people who store important documents in the trash.

    Oh? That report? Hold on let me pull it up. *clicks Trash icon in Dock*

    Can't say I've ever run into that one but ... yeah ... they'd get a smack for being so dumb

  15. Norman P

    6 Jul 2016 Xojo Inc, Pre-Release Testers, Xojo Pro Seeking work. npalardy@great-w...

    Apple
    Is there any app they have not screwed up in 10.11 or 10.12 ?
    Preview can't even find text in PDF' any more ? WTF ?
    Have resorted to Acroblech but at least I can search PDF's again

  16. Tim P

    9 Jul 2016 Pre-Release Testers Rochester, NY

    Sierra

  17. Alwyn B

    27 Jul 2016 Pre-Release Testers, Xojo Pro Johannesburg, South Africa

    Men with long finger nails.

  18. Edited 3 years ago

    Why don't you just have a manicure then :)

  19. Tim P

    14 Aug 2016 Pre-Release Testers Rochester, NY

    "Keychain" is a word. Do not capitalize it wrong.

  20. Gavin S

    14 Aug 2016 Pre-Release Testers, Xojo Pro UK

    @Tim P "Keychain" is a word. Do not capitalize it wrong.

    Anarchy ensues when these things are allowed to happen.

  21. Eugene D

    21 Aug 2016 Pre-Release Testers, Xojo Pro Canada scispec.ca

    Off Topic topics that go off topic ;)

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