The Interesting Lexicon of All n One
From All n One's bxp software Wixi
There are two parts to any language, grammar and a lexicon. The lexicon is a collection of words. Grammar provides the rules of how they're stuck together.
Over the years here in All n One we have created some new additions to the English lexicon:
|"That sentence was gramalocially incorrect", i.e. the grammar and logic were both incorrect. Can be heavily applied to computer programming.
|Without getting into the technical details of something, you press a button and it will happen automatically, but due to a lack of technical understanding will appear like magic.
|Our differential diagnosis
|We haven't got a clue what's actually wrong, so here are some of our best guesses.
|To get a hamster
|To receive an error message from the bxp platform.
|I've been hamstered
|To explain to bxp support staff that you've received an error message using the bxp platform.
|Anthony Brennan (One4All)
|We are infinitely flexible
|Whatever the client wants the client gets.
|There may be tactical implications below
|Whatever you write next is going to cause tons of work.
|Why, oh why, is this here
|A coders comment after many late nights which leads to the mirth of other programmers finding this comment years later!
|I'm not removing this because I don't know what it does
|A safety positional comment designed to ensure complex code doesn't fall over.
|It's easier to edit than create.
|The polite way to say, I'm about to tear your work asunder.
|This solution is like an onion. There is always another layer underneath and each layer makes you want to cry.
|Inspiring confidence that the issue to be investigated is going to be complex and require some mental gymnastics.
|That's great. Well done. What's next?
|A reassuring phrase to acknowledge 6 months of effort and remove all pretence of celebration to make way for more work to be done.
|CCLs will always exceed CDAs in a report, 9 out of 10 times
|A phrase to imply absolutely consistency (sort of)