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Twitter - "Mean Time To Horror"
09-16-2017, 08:00 PM
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Twitter - "Mean Time To Horror"
Someone on Twitter posted an interesting phrase they came up with that I wanted to run by everyone on the forum.

The phrase is:  "Mean Time To Horror" which means the mean time to the horror of not remembering how your own code works, and will have to decipher it to understand it.

What do you think of this "code evaluation metric"?

Let me know your thoughts.

My goal is to bring joy, excitement, fun and education to all computer programming hobbyists, tinkerers, and amateurs. I also enjoy helping and working with those who aspire at becoming masters of their craft.
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09-16-2017, 11:57 PM (This post was last modified: 09-16-2017 11:59 PM by easylangs.)
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since i go through that with anyone elses code, its a pretty subjective metric.

meaning that you have to decipher someone elses code in most instances, usually because they "did it wrong." a lot about "software design" promises to fix this.

we are still getting there, because humans arent as precise as computers, and no one has an objective idea of what perfect would be.

it shouldnt be surprising that a lot of perfection and ideals are hype-- people usually talk about these things like thats not so.

not that we shouldnt try...
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10-21-2017, 12:44 PM
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What's important is bot technology is keeping pace with AI coding technology. This means when an AI posts it code on a forum,  a bot will be there to defend it against all the other bots who reply it's a POS.

Pete Big Grin

Remember to be PC when referring to bots and always use,"who" instead of, "that." It might just determinate your life.
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10-21-2017, 05:04 PM
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I think the phrase is too long... I have a much simpler phrase when describing 'my' coding and how it works... "Crud". No trying to guess what my coding means. No trying to guess what my coding looks like... It short; direct to the point; accurate with no possibility of confusion... I will get off my soapbox now...

J

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10-21-2017, 05:19 PM (This post was last modified: 10-21-2017 05:21 PM by easylangs.)
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how about this, johnno: "your code sucks" = "mine is perfect" = "i like the smell of my own farts, too" Smile

or in a slogan fit for printing shirts: "the secret to writing good code is to hold your nose."
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10-21-2017, 05:57 PM
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I have a tee shirt that reads: "I think therefore I code." It goes perfectly with my, "Make America Great Again" hat and my fuzzy Ivonka Trump slippers.

Pete Big Grin 

Being cross-platform is nothing to be ashamed of.
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