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- Subject: Re: Duck Typing?
- From: Rena <hyperhacker@...>
- Date: Mon, 6 Aug 2018 16:24:27 -0400
On Sun, Aug 5, 2018 at 6:54 AM Lorenzo Donati
> On 31/07/2018 16:53, Gavin Wraith wrote:
> > In message <1034F4B2-8C0E-4373-836E-106FFF9AAE0F@gmail.com>
> > Petite Abeille <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> >>> On Jul 31, 2018, at 1:32 PM, Gavin Wraith <email@example.com> wrote:
> >>> "Duct tape" sounds like a Chelsea pronunciation of "Duck type", if you are into UK accents.
> >> http://lua-users.org/lists/lua-l/2008-09/msg00550.html
> >> ~10 years to the day :D
> > Good lord, that is a shock! Loss of short term memory. I really had
> > forgotten. Thank you for your patience.
> You have all my sympathy!
> During the years software developers have developed (pun intented!)
> quite a remarkable and peculiar sense of humor when giving name to
> something, like a new concept or technique.
> Sometimes /it is/ somewhat difficult to grasp or remember for people
> coming from other scientific/engineering fields.
> Although I've been programming since I was 13 (I'm 48 now) and I did it
> professionally for a part of my life, I still (albeit rarely) forget
> which is which in the SW dev zoo.
> Some funny expressions off the top of my head:
> bug 
> shell (as command line interpreter/window)
> duck typing
> monkey patching
> yoda conditions (if you don't know Star Wars saga you're lost!)
> easter egg
> eat your own dog food
> to grok (an idea/concept)
> spaghetti code
> rubber ducking
> to boot (a system)
>  It's so widespread now that probably it doesn't sound funny anymore!
> But it seems it's origin may be this:
> Some related (and fun) links:
> I can't remember exactly, but I once read something on these lines:
> "Computer science and programming are a very young disciplines, so
> developers are like kids in a kindergarten having fun naming things in
> funny ways" :-D
> BTW, not exactly related to terminology, but I stumbled on it while
> googling for the other links and it's fun:
> > --
> > Gavin Wraith (firstname.lastname@example.org)
> > Home page: http://www.wra1th.plus.com/
> -- Lorenzo
I've always found it a little amusing that a computer can contain many
different kinds of bugs at once:
- Bugs in the computer sense (software or even hardware defects)
- Spying devices
- Bugs Bunny?
English is such an interesting language.
Sent from my Game Boy.