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Are you a Cargo Cult Programmer?

Postby Bazza » Fri Jun 07, 2013 11:22 pm

As a mere amateur I probably am...

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cargo_cult_programming

Who owns up to doing these types of things?
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Postby wyliecoyoteuk » Sat Jun 08, 2013 8:28 pm

Definitely.
Big white bird programmer man him drop cargo, me cut and paste into CLI.
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Postby 1slipperyfish » Sun Jun 09, 2013 9:06 am

no
i am a follower of the culture

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Postby nelz » Sun Jun 09, 2013 10:03 am

At last, 1sf (troll) has made a post without a single spelling error.
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Postby Rhakios » Sun Jun 09, 2013 2:14 pm

nelz wrote:At last, 1sf (troll) (troll) has made a post without a single spelling error.


Well, yes, but it should start with a capital letter and end with some sort of punctuation, full stop, exclamation mark, or the like. Still, progress is progress, I suppose. :roll:

It also occurred to me that perhaps 1sf (troll) isn't capable of being a cargo cult programmer as he hasn't mastered copy and paste. ;)
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Postby nelz » Sun Jun 09, 2013 3:31 pm

Be fair, give him credit for spelling one word correctly, even if it is only two letters. We knows what grammar and punctuation is beyond him.
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Postby 1slipperyfish » Sun Jun 09, 2013 6:38 pm

nelz wrote: even if it isonly two letters

wha??
i'm a coding god or a goading cod depending on your opinion :D
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Postby Bazza » Sun Jun 09, 2013 8:13 pm

Didn't take long for this thread to be hijacked... ;oO
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Postby 1slipperyfish » Mon Jun 10, 2013 5:31 pm

Bazza wrote:Didn't take long for this thread to be hijacked... ;oO

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Postby leke » Wed Jun 12, 2013 1:47 pm

I'm guilty as charged. I even do this with existing projects and modify certain parts to fit my needs. Eventually I figure out what the various parts do, but there are still some areas that are an enigma.
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