Posted: Mar 11, 2012 2:00 am
by Jumbo
stalidon wrote:
jamest wrote:
VazScep wrote:
For myself, the only heated and highly unpleasant conversations I've had in the pub with friends have been about programming. Don't bring that shit up at the dinner table.

I hadn't realised that heated debates about programming were possible. I must get into this business!


:rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl:

(Not laughing at you jamest, but to even considering that idea in my head.)

Programming, especially the programming 'industry' is plagued with religious wars about whats the best OS, programming paradigm, programming team management methodology, etc. The ironic part is, of course, it's all about what's the 'perfect toy'. There's absolutely no science in 'what's the best methodology to build a Lego tower'.

The first 'religious' war that sprang to mind was how to indent your code. Some of the styles preferred by many are hideous and unreadable or simple illogical. K&R style i find almost unreadable and its inconsistent too. Loads of people seem to love it though.

Of course everyone knows Allman style is the only sensible method but some people don't like to admit it! :whistle: