Common sentences used by all programmers….

Most answers are variants of:

  • This is hacky, but I’ll fix it soon.
  • This task will be easy.
  • I’m almost done/ Yes, it’s done. I am just giving it a finishing touch.
  • If there’s a bug, it can’t possibly be in my code.
  • I’ll add the Unit Test case in the next release.
  • I’ll comment and document my code later.
  • It’s not a bug, it’s a feature.
  • I will finish it by evening it’s almost done.
  • Works on my machine
  • It’s 90% done

  • I’m deeply investigating requirements. Will start development soon.
  • It’s just a temporary solution, it won’t be used in production.
  • I’ll add it to the TODO list
  • Dev: This will take 10 days:
    Boss: Can you do it in 5
    Dev: Sure! (Try to tell the truth  because better to admit than spoiling your and your mgr image)
  • My code is ‘self-documenting’.  The next guy should have no problem…
  • Code is compiling
  • Bug is not reproducible
  • I will get back .
  • You can ignore that exception, it’s harmless.
  • Yes it can definitely scale horizontally.
  • Its a known limitation.


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