I always do a double-take when I see the name Andrew Bynum

I always think, "Does he have teammates Andrew Byref and Andrew Byval?"

Comments (16)
  1. Frank says:

    Not a big Lakers fan, are you? :)

  2. John says:

    Wow.  You are such a nerd.  That never even crossed my mind, but now I'm sure it will stick with me for the rest of my life.  Thanks a lot.

  3. Logan says:

    Gets me every single time, too.  When I read the name, I always think, for a moment, "ooh, someone's getting fired for that bug".

  4. ton says:

    I'm still expecting Boston to win it all despite Bynum not being named ByVal or ByRef. :-)

  5. Chuckles 8D says:

    You forgot to say "Wocka, Wocka!"

  6. Paul says:

    You must spend a lot of time hanging out in Enumclaw.

  7. Boris says:

    Ok, I give up. What language is ByNum from? I am familiar enough with ByVal and ByRef

  8. Nathan Brixius says:

    Andrew Byref has been designated for assignment.

    (apologies for mixing sports…)

  9. JamesNT says:

    Is this proof that Raymond has written code in Visual Basic before?


  10. Cheong says:

    @JamesNT: I think people writing COMs should more or less have experience with VB (or at least vbscript) code for test cases.

  11. Ian Boyd says:

    Yes. This is the mind of a computer geek.

  12. Medinoc says:

    Seconding Boris here: is ByNum even a VB keyword?

    A MSDN search only returns "Larry Bynum"…

  13. Spike says:

    There's a bloke named david Evnull who writes a Unix column.  Abbreviate his first name and it's uncanny.  D Evnull.

  14. JamesNT says:


    I agree.  Therefore, I would wager that our Mr. Chen does indeed have Visual Basic experience.  


  15. Someone says:

    Reminds me of Niklaus Wirth:-

    "Whereas Europeans generally pronounce my name the right way ('Nick-louse Veert'), Americans invariably mangle it into 'Nickel's Worth.' This is to say that Europeans call me by name, but Americans call me by value." [citation needed]

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