Sunday, 11 May 2014

Programming Sucks

quote [ We didn't start out crazy, we're being driven crazy

ERROR: Attempted to parse HTML with regular expression; system returned Cthulhu.

Funny, right? No? How about this exchange:

"Is that called arrayReverse?"
"Cool thanks."

Wasn't that guy helpful? With the camel? Doesn't that seem like an appropriate response? No? Good. You can still find Jesus. ]

Given the headaches steele is having with the sandbox and other code-related muckity-muck, I thought this would be a good way for non-programmers (like me) to understand his travails and for resident code monkeys to have a chuckle or two.
[SFW] [humor] [+10 Insightful]
[by Dumbledorito@5:07pmGMT]


steele said @ 8:32pm GMT on 11th May [Score:5 Insightful]
mechavolt said @ 9:14pm GMT on 11th May
This is why I work at home as often as possible.
cb361 said @ 10:45pm GMT on 11th May
I forgot all this stuff twenty years ago.
donnie said @ 10:39pm GMT on 11th May [Score:3]
Everyone knows you can't parse HTML with regex...
LurkerAtTheGate said @ 1:21pm GMT on 12th May
While looking for any easy way to validate if a user-input regex was at least syntatically correct, I came across one of those for "Can a regex validate a regex?" The argument that followed contained bits of various famous philosophers, and escalated to something akin to a fatwah.

All I was looking for was a parameter list & return type of preg_match().

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