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Washington DC – The IEEE have produced a report today where they strongly recommend that from now on, the discipline of Computer Programming should be officially renamed to “Googling Stackoverflow”.

“We are recommending a root-and-branch name change to this discipline”, said President of the IEEE, Thomas M. Conte.  “We are even going to change the official name of the IEEE Computer Society to the IEEE Quick Look At StackOverflow Society”.

“We are furthermore recommending that all universities across the planet should cease to award Bachelors degrees, Masters or PhDs in computer programming or software engineering and instead they should award these degrees in Googling Stackoverflow.”

“We are also considering renaming “P-values” to “Reviewer Pacifiers”.”

Source: http://www.theallium...gling-stackoverflow/

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It was bound to happen.  Even some Lazarus/FreePascal questions I searched for came up with similar questions on StackOverflow.  :-\

In fact, many of my general tech questions I've searched for came up with the most popular answers being similar questions from the StackExchange network, especially since they've added SO MANY categories over the last few years.

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I was wondering, when a new appointee in our office developing a .Net project, was searching StackOverflow and copy - pasting codes in the project. Since he was not under me, I just wondered how he is going to get all codes for the project of our clients.  :huh:

As expected all codes were working except the product. The client ran away.

Now I see this is how all new programmers are learning to code, copy - paste.

Why there was no help for us when we were working hard to read a text file correctly, which had some lower ASCII characters in it.

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That actually makes me rather sad. But then again, it mirrors this Java-driven world where your IDE magically creates half of your code for you. You don't have to understand what it actually does. Java "developers" around me called that an "advantage".

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If you tell people there was a time when computer books had no media other than the printed pages to copy code from they look at you as if you are demented.  It is almost as if you claim there was a time before TV existed.  We all know that is nothing but mythology.  Even The Labors of Hercules must have starred Steve Reeves.  :)


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I was wondering, when a new appointee in our office developing a .Net project, was searching StackOverflow and copy - pasting codes in the project. Since he was not under me, I just wondered how he is going to get all codes for the project of our clients.  :huh:

As expected all codes were working except the product. The client ran away.

Now I see this is how all new programmers are learning to code, copy - paste.

Why there was no help for us when we were working hard to read a text file correctly, which had some lower ASCII characters in it.


OCP (Object Copy and Paste) has always been a problem, but it's becoming endemic.  You should *know* how any code works before you put it in your project.  And you should test it before you do so also.  Nothing wrong with not reinventing the wheel or getting outside help, but to take it at face value will bite you one day.

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Yes, we have copied codes from "Learn in n days.." books and also have got some in accompanied CDs. But those were always taken , and were, sample codes.

Now in StackOverflow and other website they give solution to "How to I send mail in .Net ?" and these fellows think that they have got the gold mine. Just copy them and you can send the mails.

There is no understanding of the working of the copied code, forget about doing some testing on it.

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Yes, we have copied codes from "Learn in n days.." books and also have got some in accompanied CDs. But those were always taken , and were, sample codes.


At least for me, being not a great typist, there was something about having to type the code in that helped me understand it.  Mainly due to the fact I got so many typos I had to figure out the code to get it right.  Same thing when I did some CORBA test programs.  I essentially copied the test program, but I changed the names of objects and did not paste the code so that I had to struggle through getting the object methods to compile and run.  I guess what I am saying is, if you type it in you at least have to read it.

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You should *know* how any code works before you put it in your project.

Heh! You remind me of this:

http://ex-parrot.com/~pdw/Mail-RFC822-Address.html

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I'm pretty sure that embedded in that PCRE compatible regular expression to validate an email address is some kind of code that resolves to "HAIL SATAN!"

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 :huh:

Does it really validate an email ?
or is some joke !

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Heh! You remind me of this:

http://ex-parrot.com...-RFC822-Address.html

WildGem says that's an invalid regex...
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that's an invalid regex...
First remove the extra new-lines, that'll help a bit, but it doesn't flag invalid an e-mail like name@domain, so it's probably bogus.

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that's an invalid regex...
First remove the extra new-lines, that'll help a bit, but it doesn't flag invalid an e-mail like name@domain, so it's probably bogus.

Makes me think of those old "obfuscated C" contests.  The challenge with C was to make it readable.  :)  One thing I miss in IDEs is an editor that will scan your code and pretty it up, including block indentation, when you hit a function key.  Like good old DelForEx for Delphi.  Plenty of editors will indent as you go along.  But if I can type one big mess then hit a key to align everything it is so much more fun.  Plus I can think about the code and not worry about the brace matching etc..


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Makes me think of those old "obfuscated C" contests.  The challenge with C was to make it readable.  :)

You meant Perl, right?

("Readable Perl". Actually, one could make good money with that.)

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Makes me think of those old "obfuscated C" contests.  The challenge with C was to make it readable.  :)

You meant Perl, right?

("Readable Perl". Actually, one could make good money with that.)

It reminds me of obfuscated C contests.  There's no need to obfuscate Perl.  I would have left my hair behind a lot sooner if I kept messing with those substitution patterns.  For every follicle found, replace with blank, repeat.  :)

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Well, here's obfuscated Python instead.

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Well, here's obfuscated Python instead.

That must be the test input for the Python auto-indenter.  :)