New feature decided on for Visual C# 2005


Well, based on the overwhelming feedback I got from the question I posed earlier, I think it’s safe to say that one feature will have to be added to C# 2005 before we ship.

Specifically: Haikus. There just aren’t enough Haikus in C#. Haikus would serve two purposes. The first would be to help inspire you and allow your mind to raise to the occasion to solve your current problem. Or they could be very contextual to help out with whatever you’re working on at the moment. TuedaysComing suggested the first one to add to help you out when you forget part of your for loop

infinite spiral
your code descends to madness
change value of i 

Based on what happened to me today I came up with:


uninitialized?
how is that the right default?!
i hate C++!!


unable to work
while the linker contemplates
i twiddle my thumbs


buffer overrun
'twas an innocent mistake
viruses abound

In order to make this work we’d probably want to start with a large corpus and also connect to feed so that you’re always getting original haikus delivered. I’m going to work more on it but there’s a definite limit to my imagination (i think i already strained something doing this). Anyone want to help with this?


Comments (10)

  1. Mike says:

    How about one for the wilting programmer, suffering under the malevolent rays of an unfeeling sun? (even though it’s not _that_ hot Cyrus!)

    burdened by the heat

    brain melting under the sun

    coding while on fire?

  2. David Bossert says:

    pure asshattery

    is System.Collections

    worst design ever

  3. ASSHATTERY!!!!!

    Making up new words

    is a beautiful thing, yes?

    For developers.

  4. I posted some of my favs for programmer haiku a while back here: http://weblogs.asp.net/dfindley/archive/2003/04/17/5781.aspx

  5. Bossert: I thought I was the only one who used that term 😉

    Findley: Awesome 🙂

  6. distractions abound

    but i can shut it all out

    i code to techno

  7. blue screen of death; lame!

    Apple’s colorful response:

    the spinning beachball

  8. Edit?! Continue!?!

    40 years pass, and we still try

    To reinvent lisp

  9. Mort? Elvis? Einstein?

    No. Cyrus Najmabadi!!

    Where’s my IDE?

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