Programmer humor


For the more geekly-inclined of you out there, some programmer humor from

It should be noted that no ethically-trained software engineer would ever consent to write a DestroyBaghdad procedure. Basic professional ethics would instead require him to write a DestroyCity procedure, to which Baghdad could be given as a parameter. (Nathaniel S Borenstein)

Should array indices start at 0 or 1? My compromise of 0.5 was rejected without, I thought, proper consideration. (Stan Kelly-Bootle)

The object-oriented model makes it easy to build up programs by accretion. What this often means, in practice, is that it provides a structured way to write spaghetti code. (Paul Graham)

Software is like sex: It’s better when it’s free. (Linus Torvalds)

If you get the first three, you probably spend far too much time coding…

  • Woody

    I always heard it said like this:

    Software is like sex: One mistake and you have to support it for the rest of your life.

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