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this is so true


I've been on that peak - it is amazing. Unfortunately, the Ballmer peak efficiencies do not extend to code comments, and tend to create some pretty crazy variable naming conventions.

I wrote an app that used all the major characters in Hamlet as string/variable containers. Without comments, it was a bitch to update later.

online_stalker, back me up on this.

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online_stalker
Oct. 2nd, 2007 07:14 pm (UTC)
yes i have been in the unfortunate situation of coding while drunk before. unfortunate because it was in a panic and on production servers. in the moments leading up to it i was a babbling incomprehensible mess, i was summoned and had no idea what to do, was given the code, fixed it expertly in one seering moment of clarity, and then returned to a blinding state of drunkenness.
ttam
Oct. 2nd, 2007 10:23 pm (UTC)
Since the mind-90s everything I've ever written uses the names of either German or Soviet generals/administration officials from WWII for variables.

My bosses have not always been appreciative of the stalins or himmlers or stauffenbergs regardless of their values.
invisiblyred
Oct. 3rd, 2007 06:33 am (UTC)
I pulled an all-nighter to start and finish a final project for honors data structures... I was a bit beyond the simple BAC curve -- at one point the native american in a poster on my wall guided me through part of the assignment. Somehow through my seemingly incoherent state, I put together an app that won me extra credit for outperforming the rest of the class...

It still barely makes sense to me, but it's probably the tightest code i've written.
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