Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Code Comment WTF? Part 209

Found this in a snippet today:
-- ********************************
-- End of Package Body

END package_pkg ;
/
Seriously? Was that necessary? Could I possibly be under the illusion that it is not the end of the package?

Stop it.

Now.

6 comments:

Jeffrey Kemp said...

Without the comment, one might have thought that was the end of the package spec - the comment saves all the work of scrolling up to see what one is looking at :)

moleboy said...

Here's one I saw not that long ago.

--get wonum, changedate, description --from workorder
cursor getWorkorder is
select wonum, changedate, description from workorder

oraclenude said...

-- BEGIN comment

/* I think you are missing the point
* because you think that anything
* less than commenting everything
* that could be commented upon is
* simply not going to cut on my
* development team.
*/

-- END comment

moleboy said...

Could be worse...
you could have comments like

/*do some stuff*/

jpiwowar said...

Comment WTFs are fun. I used to leave comments like this in my own code:

# Someone is going to hate me for this later.
# That someone is likely to be me.

John T said...

I think TOAD or something generates those stupid little comments...