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    All,

    Is there a list somewhere that contains the amusing little quips left as comments within the source code of our phones?

    I remember seeing a few spread out in a thread or two here, wherever that was, but I'd like to read through them. I need a laugh today.
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    Quote Originally Posted by exi View Post
    All,

    Is there a list somewhere that contains the amusing little quips left as comments within the source code of our phones?

    I remember seeing a few spread out in a thread or two here, wherever that was, but I'd like to read through them. I need a laugh today.
    Is anyone else surprised there is even comments left in the release code?
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    It's probably meant to catch the interests of news sites online and to drum up buzz for Palm and WebOS
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    I found a few awhile back. I don't know of any comprehensive listing of them all. There are actually surprisingly few comments (at least compared to the way I comment). Here are the more amusing ones:

    //<-- gaze into the javascript abyss
    // This should not happen
    // Every time you call this, somewhere a kitten dies
    // this is weird
    // Welcome to the house of javascript hacks. Please enjoy your stay!
    // Finally remove any remaining scripts to avoid any evilness they may bring
    // TODO: Peter will fix this
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    Quote Originally Posted by Brain_ReCall View Post
    I found a few awhile back. I don't know of any comprehensive listing of them all. There are actually surprisingly few comments (at least compared to the way I comment). Here are the more amusing ones:
    Thanks.
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    Grep the linux source (I should probably say linux kernel source) for naughty words sometime. One involving a chainsaw comes to mind. . .
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    ha...i wonder who peter is?
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    Quote Originally Posted by jateelover View Post
    ha...i wonder who peter is?
    I wonder if he ever fixed "this."
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    Quote Originally Posted by meyerweb View Post
    I wonder if he ever fixed "this."
    HA!
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    The Camera App has some good comments too.
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    I just found this one: /* Used to be float:left, but this did not cause the parent element to have height (it was always 0px). Daniel, please investigate. */
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    hah, i like this thread
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    how do you even get in to the source code?
    also, is there some kind of file explorer on the pre so i can look at files i have put on it when i use it as a usb device?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kaerey View Post
    The Camera App has some good comments too.
    Ah, there are! Here are a few more:
    Code:
    /* *** FREEZEFRAME HACK - RIK *** */            
    // God only knows when we will get the saved event!
    
    // We got the save event, before the Captured event.  That's OK, I'm getting quite
    // proficent at making lemonade these days..
    
    //NOTE: The Captured event _could_ come in earlier if the SetSnapshotDelayDuration function ever get 
    //added and called and was used to reduce the capture freezeframe to less then 1second ... OMFG!
    
    // On the offchance that the user hits the 'minimize' 
    // before we finished capture ... slimy ******* users.
    
    //I was going to go with '42', but if there are any other "Hitchhikers" fans out there, it's more likely to cause a problem.
    
    // Ted Haggard's dream
    
    //console.log("ENNNNNABLE! " + this.occurs);
    
    // "You were sick, but now you're well again, and there's work to do"
    
    // TODO ALWAYS MAKE SURE THIS IS VALID
    
    // TODO remove this hack when times are better :)
    
    // TODO HACK: works for now, but figure out a better way to do this with Jesse
    
    // TODO read developer secret from somewhere
    
    // Hard coded for testing, these don't work
    
    // ------------------------------- This needs to go away -----------------------------------
    
    // TODO: take this out before ship
    
    // TODO: remove this ugly hack
    
    var depressed = false; // spot the pun!
    
    // ugh
    
    "showGAL": true,  // wanted: something plausible that GUY could stand for
    
    // TODO FIXME HACK FOR 'GLIMPSE OF WHERE THINGS CURRENTLY STAND'
    
    // TODO: what does this mean?
    
    // hide all buttons and plead for patience.
    On a side note, the Phone app has a surprisingly large amount of code in it.
    Last edited by Brain_ReCall; 07/22/2009 at 07:25 PM. Reason: added even more
    Quote Originally Posted by Brain_ReCall
    I'm an Embedded Software Engineer. My idea of a Good User Interface is printf().
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    LOL This is even further proof of the development crunch the team was in to get this thing out the door...
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    LOL! Glad to know that Palm thinks we're "slimy ******* users."
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    Quote Originally Posted by DrNoah View Post
    LOL! Glad to know that Palm thinks we're "slimy ******* users."
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    My favorite one so far though is:
    dialpad-assistant.jsjsjs $line$ $1575$:
    case this.dialFailurePUK1Lock: // puk puk bo buk bananafana fo fuk


    Here are a few more from the phone app:

    dialpad-assistant:

    this.setupPicker(); // so many different people in the same device

    "showGAL": true, // wanted: something plausible that GUY could stand for


    activecall-assistant:
    Line 1092:
    this.controller.revealBottom(); // try the lobster. tip your server.


    QDLogger:
    /*
    * wrapper for Mojo logger. tags our lines with a string, keeps us quiet
    * better than bad, it's good. everyone wants a log.
    *
    */

    There are a ton of others... What is apparent is how Palm must have been rushed to get this out as there are still a bunch of TODO's and FIXME's all over the place.
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    Quote Originally Posted by fizban_tx View Post
    * better than bad, it's good. everyone wants a log.
    haha, ren and stimpy quote...nice
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    Great thread!

    I wonder if the developers will get in any kind of trouble since these comments are now floating around the interwebs? I hope not.

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