Idea: Unnecessary code comment generator

I remember when I was trying out XNA back when it was launched in 2007. The first line of code in the sample was “graphics.Initialize()”. Wonder what it does? MSDN said: “Initializes graphics”. Wow… Thank you Captain Obvious. Today at work I saw “loadXML(); // Loads the XML”. Couldn’t decide if I should laugh or cry.

I prefer code that’s readable and documents itself in a way. That’s why it would be funny to write a little app/script that adds completely unnecessary comments to your code. Like the classic “i++; // increments i”. It could be used to play a prank on co-workers that are coming back from vacation.

The sad part is that this already exists. And it’s a serious product. GhostDoc. I have to start selling my funny ideas as serious products to unknowing wannabe managers…


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