Shoot yourself in the foot... with your favorite programming language

by Esther Schindler

I'm so glad to see that someone has updated the list...

You shoot yourself in the foot.

You accidentally create a dozen clones of yourself and shoot them all in the foot. Providing emergency medical assistance is impossible since you can't tell which are bitwise copies and which are just pointing at others and saying, "That's me, over there."

After importing java.awt.right.foot.* and java.awt.gun.right.hand.*, and writing the classes and methods of those classes needed, you've forgotten what the hell you're doing.

Your foot is ready to be shot in roughly five minutes, but you just can't find anywhere to shoot it.

You shoot yourself in the foot with a gun made with pieces from 300 other guns.

Find a gun, it falls apart. Put it back together, it falls apart again. You try using the .GUN Framework, it falls apart. You stab yourself in the foot instead.

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You try to shoot yourself in the foot but you just keep hitting the whitespace between your toes.


Karsten W. Rohrbach, 2006-10-10

One of my correspondents enjoyed the list, and pointed me at Of Mice and Methodologies. Definitely a good companion piece.

Esther Schindler, 2006-10-10

Domino Formula Language :


LotusScript :

Dim Session as New NotesSession
Dim MyFoot as Apendage
Dim MyGun as New Gun

Set MyFoot = Session.Foot(Left)

Call MyGun.Shoot(MyFoot)

Declan Lynch, 2006-10-10


function $(a){return document.getElementById(a)}

var $gun={
var myFoot=$('my-foot-div')
myFoot.innerHTML='Ajax just shot your foot'


Michel Van der Meiren, 2006-10-16

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