Puns, jokes and anecdotes

Do you know any jokes or funny stories about language engineering? I have four in mind:

I separate grammars by their “Bundy”-ness: they are either form-AL or they are PEG.

A piece of Shakespeare using regular expressions: /bb|[^b]{2}/

On your last day at a C project add the line:
#define TRUE FALSE
Happy debugging!



friends don’t let their friends use regular expressions.


Q: How many language engineers do you need to change a lightbulb?

A: 25. 1 to write a grammar for the model, 1 to write the generator for the embedded lightbulbchanger software and… 23 to convince management that this is the way to go.

Q: How many roads do you need in a park for language enineers?

A: None: they walk the trees.


Very nice!

I have another one.

XML is like violence: if it doesn’t solve your problem, you’re not using enough of it.