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Comment Profanity by Language 263

beret found a nifty little pie chart breaking down profanity in code comments broken down by language. He used Carlin's Seven Words, and C++ came out on top while PHP users are either wholesome or perfect.
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  • Re:Perfect? (Score:5, Interesting)

    by somersault ( 912633 ) on Tuesday February 22, 2011 @06:17PM (#35284672) Homepage Journal

    More like they never fucking comment their motherfucking code.

    My thinking exactly. Anyone who writes in PHP probably is using it because it's the easiest option..

  • by Cthefuture ( 665326 ) on Tuesday February 22, 2011 @06:31PM (#35284852)

    When I was in high school many moons ago I wanted to get into a programming class but my grades weren't good enough so I had to submit some programming work to the teacher. I gave her the source code for a BBS I had written. I remember having to go through the entire source base looking for profanity I had used in variable names, comments, etc. Being the teenager that I was I would sometimes just use them for no reason.

    I remember laughing to myself when I handed her that code. It must have been over 200 pages of printed source and I could tell she probably couldn't even write a sort function. This was back in the 80's when the educational system had almost no computer classes, let alone programming.

    It was at that time I realized that sometimes other people look at your code and it can reflect on you. I have never used profanity in source ever again. I also never berate other people's stuff in my code (like poorly written API's I have to use). Clean and professional makes for more readable code and keeps everyone happy, including myself.

Heuristics are bug ridden by definition. If they didn't have bugs, then they'd be algorithms.