Partially Amazing

Thursday, June 16, 2005

Did you know in 2.0 both C# and VB use the partial keyword to indicate a class definition will be spread across multiple declarations?

Don’t they always use different keywords?

How did this happen?

To: Team
From: Team Leader
Date: T – 3 days
Subject: Partial
 
Dear Team,
 
Yesterday, that ‘other’ language team decided to use partial 
as a keyword in their language. We need the same feature, but 
you know we try to avoid sharing keywords with that ‘other’ 
language. 
 
We have about 3 days to think something up. 
Email me your suggestions. 


To: Team
From: Team Leader
Date: T – 2 days
Subject: Re: Partial
 
Dear Team,
 
I’ve seen no suggestions yet. 
You people better put on your brainstorming 
caps before we have the marketing team come in. 


To: Team
From: Team Leader
Date: T – 1 days
Subject: Re: Partial
 
Dear Team,
 
So far we’ve come up with: “Incomplete”, “Fractional”, 
“Limited”, and “Unfinished”. Of these four only 
“Fractional” has a fighting chance. 
The others look insulting in code. 
 
I think you people are just using the Word thesaurus 
or something. Get with it!


To: Team
From: Team Leader
Date: T 
Subject: Re: Partial
 
Dear Team,
 
I’m sorry to say we are going to be using partial as a keyword in 
our language, too. I feel we missed an opportunity to 
differentiate ourselves, and I hope we never miss another 
opportunity like this one again. 
 
Tim: Your idea about “HalfAss Class” was good, but it 
didn’t get by legal. 
 
Thanks for the effort. 


Comments
Sahil Malik Thursday, June 16, 2005
Man this is hillarious.
thomas woelfer Thursday, June 16, 2005
Scott,
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<br>WM_LOL
<br>thomas woelfer
Darrell Thursday, June 16, 2005
Dude, very funny!
Daniel Moth Sunday, June 19, 2005
LOL. Only sad thing is that the real conversation was probably not far off it!
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