Snarky and Amusing Comments Present within Palm webOS Code [Friday Fun]
By on March 5th, 2010

Welcome to another edition of Friday Fun. Working on large software development projects can be quite demanding, especially if you have a deadline to meet. During this demanding period, it is a common practice among developers to unleash their creativity (and also let off steam) through code comments.

Palm-webOSUsers at PreCentral.net have managed to locate quite a few snarky and amusing comments present in Palm’s webOS code. While they aren’t as insane as the ones spotted by Codeulate (warning: NFSW), they are amusing and interesting in their own geeky way. While one developer labeled users as “slimy ******* users”, another revealed the time constraints he was working under. Here are some of my favorites:

  • //<-- gaze into the javascript abyss
  • // This should not happen
  • // Every time you call this, somewhere a kitten dies
  • // this is weird
  • // Welcome to the house of javascript hacks. Please enjoy your stay!
  • // Finally remove any remaining scripts to avoid any evilness they may bring
  • // TODO: Peter will fix this
  • // On the offchance that the user hits the ‘minimize’
    // before we finished capture … slimy ******* users.
  • var depressed = false; // spot the pun!
  • // hide all buttons and plead for patience.
  • //TODO: this is not a great user experience, but will get the job done given the time constraints.
    // A preferable solution would be to add a spinner while the account is being deleted or send the
    // user to the accountpreferences assistant and invoke the Remove Account button.

(via fearphage)

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