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Rubber duckie, you're the one [Sep. 19th, 2008|02:45 pm]
Lindsey Kuper
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Lindsey: Will! Help! It is an utterly insurmountable paradox! I need to be able to recur over this list, but I also need to somehow know what was in the entire original list!
Will: You sure do.
Lindsey: If only I could keep track of the original list, say, by passing it around as an argument!
Will: Yep.
Lindsey: But the procedure is only supposed to take two arguments, so the only way to do it would be to write an entirely different procedure!
Will: Uh-huh.
Lindsey: Woe betide us all! And then I would have to wrap that procedure in the original one, which takes two arguments!
Will: ...
Lindsey: ...oh.
Will: I think you got it.

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[User Picture]From: stereotype441
2008-09-19 08:52 pm (UTC)

Woe betide us all?

Oh! I mean, Arr! I see ye be talkin' like a pirate during office hours today, matey.
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[User Picture]From: lindseykuper
2008-09-19 09:26 pm (UTC)

Re: Woe betide us all?

Man, this was a few days ago, and that was totally not pirate-speak. I think what I was going for "tortured artistic soul of the 19th century". Must be all this Rossini I've been singing.

Although it turns out that all the examples in my databases book have to do with sailors and boats ("Find the names of sailors over age 20 who have not reserved a red boat"). So, you know, aaarrrrr!
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[User Picture]From: stacy_bird
2008-09-19 10:24 pm (UTC)
I think what he meant was: ye'll be walking the plank if ye be not gettin' ye arrrr's out today. :)
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[User Picture]From: lindseykuper
2008-09-20 08:14 pm (UTC)
Dude, you guys, I already participated in International Wear a Dress Day on Monday, and I think that one is enough International Infinitive Clause Day events for one week.
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From: boojum
2008-09-21 05:23 pm (UTC)
I love confessional debugging!

I approve of Will. It's sometimes hard to keep quiet and let the other person solve their problem based on "Mmm-hmm."
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[User Picture]From: lindseykuper
2008-09-22 06:20 pm (UTC)
He's great at keeping quiet.
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