Tales from a programmer. Or little things amuse the not so innocent

It’s all change in work at the moment and I’ve felt a little nostalgic about the web site and software I’ve helped write and maintain for nine and half years, so I was looking through some of these programs and noticed my comments and stuff in them, so I’ve collated the least libellous. At it’s […]

How to shoot yourself in the foot in 14 programming languages

C: You shoot yourself in the foot. C++: You accidentally create a dozen instances of yourself and shoot them all in the foot. Providing emergency medical assistance is impossible, since you can’t tell which are bitwise copies and which are just pointing at others and saying, “That’s me, over there.” Modula-2: After realising that you […]

How to shoot yourself in the foot in 14 programming languages

C: You shoot yourself in the foot. C++: You accidentally create a dozen instances of yourself and shoot them all in the foot. Providing emergency medical assistance is impossible, since you can’t tell which are bitwise copies and which are just pointing at others and saying, “That’s me, over there.” Modula-2: After realising that you […]