The Humor of Code Check-in CommentsJul 19, 2010 In Development By Karsten Januszewski
A post about the humor of code check-in comments
I was recently reviewing over 500 code check-ins for The Archivist and in the course of my review, a narrative emerged. I could see the evolution of the project: sprint milestones, new features, etc.
Perhaps more interesting (and entertaining) than the narrative was the humor in some of the comments. Now, the vast majority of the comments were informative—and appropriate. But in the heat of the moment, well, some of the comments got more colorful.
Here’s a list of the ten more amusing comments:
1. “more futzing”
2. “don’t f*ck with my connection strings”
3. “fixed wonky export code”
4. “build for legal”
5. “fixed goofy routing logic in mvc controller”
6. “deploy for sprint” then “redeploy for sprint” then “another try” then “ok really the sprint build”
7. “fixed serialization, deserialization crap”
8. “who said dll hell ended with .net?”
9. “remmed out back door”
10. “fixed dirty logic”
Am I totally out of line? If you were my dev lead, would you come flog me? Care to share some of your more amusing check-in comments?