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All the Perl that's Practical to Extract and Report

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  • My favorites are »$module should do that for me« and »I shouldn't have to think about that.«

    Ordinary morality is for ordinary people. -- Aleister Crowley
  • The latest example I can remember, a coworker stated baldly, "queries like this should run in under 1 second."

    I probably should have bit my tongue, but I couldn't help replying with, "sure, and I want a pony, but that's probably not going to happen." I think he still harbors some resentment for that...

    • Unfortunately, I've been known to make replies like that myself. I get in trouble for it :)

  • If you tell weightlifters that they should be able to lift a weight, they are able to lift less weight than they can if you tell them that they can do it.

    Hearing the word "should" makes you weaker. Literally!

  • And then we just do some testing, and we'll be ready for production.