There's a joke: A woman asks her programmer husband to pick up groceries. "Get one gallon of milk. If they have eggs, get ten," she says. He comes home with ten gallons of milk. "They had eggs, honey," he says.

The first layer of humor is his control flow interpretation failure. The second layer is that he doesn't even understand operation order: Going by his own misinterpretation, he should have picked up eleven gallons.

@jaycie I love this joke! I used to think it would be a reasonable proxy to determining whether someone was a programmer or not; since in my circles every programmer immediately understood it and every non-programmer was _very_ confused.

But, it turned out there were some programmers I was working with who didn't understand it, so like all other talent proxies I am aware of, it is completely insufficient for that purpose! 😃

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