Pet peeves

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  2. 2 weeks ago

    william p

    Apr 20 Pre-Release Testers, Xojo Pro Longview Texas

    folks who think COBOL is a dead language

  3. Norman P

    Apr 20 Xojo Inc

    From SlashDot
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  4. Tim P

    Apr 20 Pre-Release Testers, Xojo Pro
    Edited 2 weeks ago by Tim P

    Any kind of system that takes way too long to handle a simple request.
    (ATMs, government, and payment transactions :P)

  5. last week

    The somewhat variable interpretation of the word "urgent" in public sevices (ie people who tell you to make an urgent appointment to see a dermatologist and then say we can fit you in 3 weeks on Friday).

  6. Tim H

    Apr 20 Pre-Release Testers Portland, OR USA

    Folks who think COBOL is a language.

  7. Norman P

    Apr 21 Xojo Inc

    Write an accounting app in C and then you'll understand where Cobol works very well :P
    For some things it is THE perfect language

  8. Tim H

    Apr 21 Pre-Release Testers Portland, OR USA

    Everyone knows that a COBOL is a fantasy creature, similar to a goblin, who will jump you in a dark alley, beat you !@#$%, and steal your stuff. (Ok, that might be a Kobold, but I think it accurately describes COBOL as well.) ;)

  9. Norman P

    Apr 22 Xojo Inc

    Sounds more like the CFO who beats you silly screaming "What do you mean it isn't 2.6???????"
    when you have code like

       i, j, k float ;
    
       i = 1.3 ;
       j = 1.3 ;
       k = i + j ;


    a few billion $ and that rounding error and you get a pretty big problem
    COBOL does it exactly and you get 2.6 ... exactly without thinking about it

    Oh yeah - pet peeve - THAT CFO

  10. Norman P

    Apr 22 Xojo Inc

    Oh yeah ... BCD math
    WHAT a pain in the rear end to implement

  11. 6 days ago

    Norman P

    Apr 24 Xojo Inc

    SPOIP (spinning pizza of infinite patience)
    every time I touch iTunes

    And Apple for having turned iTunes into such an increasing huge pile of dreck over the last bunch of year

  12. The rapidly advancing realisation that I am, in fact, a moron.

  13. Tim P

    Apr 24 Pre-Release Testers, Xojo Pro
    Edited 6 days ago by Tim P

    Just when you think you're done working in Windows, shut down the VM, and find something you need to test in Windows.

  14. Albin K

    Apr 24 Europe (Sweden, Jönköping)
    Edited 6 days ago by Albin K

    @David W The rapidly advancing realisation that I am, in fact, a moron.

    Haha! Day saved.
    Nothing else has to be funny today! Thank you :)

  15. David C

    Apr 25 Pre-Release Testers, Xojo Pro Derby, ITM

    @David W The rapidly advancing realisation that I am, in fact, a moron.

    A self-defeating proposition. Only the wise realise they are morons.

  16. 5 days ago

    Tim P

    Apr 26 Pre-Release Testers, Xojo Pro

    The phrase "With all due respect…"

  17. Gavin S

    Apr 26 Pre-Release Testers UK

    @Tim P The phrase "With all due respect…"

    I'm almost certain we've done this one. We have hit peak Pet Peeves.

  18. 4 days ago

    Albin K

    Apr 26 Europe (Sweden, Jönköping)

    @Gavin S I'm almost certain we've done this one. We have hit peak Pet Peeves.

    Never!

  19. @David C A self-defeating proposition. Only the wise realise they are morons.

    Oh gawd, now the only thing stopping my head from exploding is the unyielding tight loop it finds itself in ...

  20. Tim P

    Apr 27 Pre-Release Testers, Xojo Pro

    Don't forget to yield to the main thread.

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