What bad habits has programming given you?

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Re: What bad habits has programming given you?

Posted 13 November 2008 - 04:16 PM

I do have another habit, although it's not necessarily related to programming. Anytime I am doing anything on the computer, I have to save it every 30 seconds or so; Ctrl-S is my most often used shortcut. I am suprised (and somewhat scared) that people type out 3 pages of an essay on "Document1" :crazy:
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Re: What bad habits has programming given you?

Posted 13 November 2008 - 04:25 PM

View PostDizdain, on 13 Nov, 2008 - 02:19 PM, said:

Although not a direct relation to programming language, I often attempt to find a save point before doing something and just reload reality afterwards if it doesn't work out.


:)

Spoken like a true RPG player. I'll let you decide if that's a compliment or insult. ;)
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Re: What bad habits has programming given you?

Posted 13 November 2008 - 04:27 PM

Hell, after playing Fallout 3 for a while I keep pressing F5 or thinking about F5 during the day..



Spoiler
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Re: What bad habits has programming given you?

Posted 14 November 2008 - 06:26 AM

I always hit F9 to compile and run my programs. F9 is the Code::Blocks shortcut, F5 is #Develop.

I write shorthand stuff, and look at everything logically.

example:
if (code_speak){
// damn
}

&& I do stuff like write or as || and 'and' as &&

:rolleyes:

There's a lot more but I can't be bothered to type it.

I look at stuff recursively.
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Re: What bad habits has programming given you?

Posted 14 November 2008 - 08:09 AM

Actually, I have had a couple fumbles.
I have tried to end emails with ":wq" a few times, as well as typing "exit" to try to terminate a chat session.
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Posted 14 November 2008 - 08:28 AM

counting from zero
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Re: What bad habits has programming given you?

Posted 14 November 2008 - 09:42 AM

Ah yes...counting from zero.

That gets bad when you're trying to compute Reimann Sums in Calculus. The teacher starts from one...I've actually started from zero before and gone to n - 1. -_-
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Re: What bad habits has programming given you?

Posted 14 November 2008 - 09:58 AM

View PostKresha7, on 14 Nov, 2008 - 09:28 AM, said:

counting from zero

That is a good one!! DO THAT TOO!!
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Re: What bad habits has programming given you?

Posted 14 November 2008 - 09:58 AM

I think of everything as a switch statement.

switch (call_off) {
case(yes)
get_fired();
break;
case(no)
still_employed();
break;
default
break;
}
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Re: What bad habits has programming given you?

Posted 14 November 2008 - 05:35 PM

Yeah counting from zero is a big one, that I do often. :)

I haven't gotten any bad habits from programming, that I can think of except for 0 to n-1, but who doesn't do that?:P
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Re: What bad habits has programming given you?

Posted 14 November 2008 - 05:46 PM

View PostMoonbat, on 13 Nov, 2008 - 03:16 PM, said:

I do have another habit, although it's not necessarily related to programming. Anytime I am doing anything on the computer, I have to save it every 30 seconds or so; Ctrl-S is my most often used shortcut. I am suprised (and somewhat scared) that people type out 3 pages of an essay on "Document1" :crazy:


ctl-s is a favourite of mine as well.

View PostNeoTifa, on 14 Nov, 2008 - 08:58 AM, said:

I think of everything as a switch statement.

switch (call_off) {
case(yes)
get_fired();
break;
case(no)
still_employed();
break;
default
break;
}


As is the switch statement way of thinking.
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Posted 15 November 2008 - 09:29 AM

I have a tendency to end sentences with semicolens;

I also use terms that i find simple in conversations only to be shunned by my less-enlightened peers;

I agree with the certian feeling of superiority over the computer that i don't get with a person;

I think that the escoteric knowledge that is programming should be much more accessible to the public;

And Finally i tend to think diferently then other people, though i don't count that as a bad thing, simply a differant style of orginization, even among other programmers.
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Re: What bad habits has programming given you?

Posted 15 November 2008 - 06:51 PM

View Postpolymath, on 15 Nov, 2008 - 08:29 AM, said:

I have a tendency to end sentences with semicolens;


Clearly...

You ended every piece of that post with a semicolon. :D
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Re: What bad habits has programming given you?

Posted 15 November 2008 - 08:58 PM

Probably done on purpose;
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Re: What bad habits has programming given you?

Posted 16 November 2008 - 08:00 PM

This topic is awesome! I had no idea my strangeness was so common among programmers. :)

Most of it is rather trivial, but the thing that bothers me the most is how other people view programming. To all my friends, "code" is complete gibberish, even though it uses fairly recognizable words: "if" "else" "and" etc... I'm not a super genius! I'm just not afraid of gibberish!

Another one of my bad habits is viewing images in notepad and looking for patterns. That freaks everybody out. :(
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