This is a thread for posting funny/relatable/interesting poetry related to programming. My personal favorite is the Limerick:

_iPhoenix_'s on-demand adjusted Wikipedia wrote:
A limerick is a form of verse, often always humorous and sometimes never obscene, in five-line, predominantly anapestic (unstressed-unstressed-stressed) meter with a strict rhyme scheme of AABBA, in which the first, second and fifth line rhyme, while the third and fourth lines are shorter and share a different rhyme.


(blah blah blah nerd stuff blah blah blah)

Here are some limericks I made myself (I posted these in SAX):

A man named Dave
There once was a man named Dave,
who thought he would try to be brave.
He touched my code
and made it explode
so now he is in a mass grave.

I'm too lazy to check the inputs to my slope calculation.
Please don't let x be zero,
I'll force you to eat a guiro.
It'll crash the game,
You'll hate git blame
And you'll be compared to Emperor Nero.

Darn C++
Will this machine ever halt?
Filled with code, nothing occult
I made it compile
(it took a short while)
But all that I got was a segfault Sad

None of the following are mine, so I've cited them appropriately:
Leigh Mercer wrote:

That image took wayyy too long to make, because I took a screenshot of the wikipedia image and used some crappy photo editing tools to change the background
A dozen, a gross, and a score
Plus three times the square root of four
Divided by seven
Plus five times eleven
Is nine squared and not a bit more.

from here

Not strictly a limerick, but good poetry nonetheless (I think parts of this may have been subconscious inspiration to one of my limericks above).

Code:
int MyFunction()
{
    // There once was a man named Dave
    int Result = 0;

    // Whose code just wouldn't behave
    MyObject *Ptr = new MyObject();

    // He left to go to a meetin'
    Result = Ptr->DoSomething();

    // And left his memory a leakin'
    return Result;
}

source
Edit; one of the comments on the stackoverflow post made me realize this is actually an extremely clever "limerick"! The memory leak "prevented" the last line from showing up

Quote:
Subclassing made Zope and TR
much harder to work with by far.
So before you inherit,
be sure to declare it
Adapter, not PyObject*

(source + explanation)

Create/find and post your own!
Some limericks...
My shoddy programming skills
I thought that I could code great,
My code I rarely ever hate,
but this code is horrendous,
yet the effort, tremendous,
and now I must recreate.

My misuse of comments
The code was written with haste,
I had not time for breaks,
But what does this do,
I really have no clue,
Perhaps, I should have comments interlaced.
I hate limericks.
I just woke up today,
My spirits begin to decay,
The first post is poetry,
It's like a foe to me,
All I have left to say is Just Joking
If you like this thread, then you might also like this book:
https://nostarch.com/hemingway
I saw one a while ago that I think was written by weregoose
weregoose? wrote:
A programmer started to cuss
Because getting to sleep was a fuss
As he lay there in bed
Looping 'round in his head
was: while(!asleep()) sheep++;
  
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