Parm? What's the f#çk is a parm?!?
I'm on contract working on a useless, badly crafted web application at a major financial firm. Stupidity is rampant here, which is to be expected in such an environment. However, this takes the cake.
Dude, my Apple II Applesoft Basic manual talks about Parms.
Would you like some parm to go on that bitter soup? BTW: Fresh parm barely smells at all, unlike the puke-smelling vile stuff you can buy in a shaker.
Sorry about your head...
Please forgive my sins...
I just call them p's. The average conversation goes something like:
Did anyone ever start working at a new place, and said "wow, this codebase looks great!"
Would you like some parm with your salad cream?
Believe me, this place is a pit. Most of the problems are interpersonal -- vile, bigoted conversation fills every day, especially if I forget to bring my headphones. I'll hopefully start a different contract elsewhere by the end of the month...until then, I'll have to deal with being here. Perhaps this is just my way of making light of a situation that is having a significantly negative impact on my overall outlook on life.
How did managers ever get the idea that programmers are a lot of egotistical whining crybabies?
parms are to params as
While I won't use 'parm' now - I'm chicken. :)
params are to parameters as..
I've never started at a place and said "wow, this codebase looks great", but I have left too many places saying "I feel sorry for the poor wretch who gets stuck trying to decipher that morass of crapulent hacks."
Why is it bad to say parm and not bad to use "don't" and "I'll"?
My pet peeve is pronouncing "URL" like "Earl". Is it really so hard to say "You Are El"?
My pet peeve is "You Are El"...is it so hard to pronounce it "Uniform Resource Locator"?
My pet peeve is when another individual situated near me emits a noxious odor from their posterior and neglects to say, "Excuse me". I mean, is the phrase "Excuse me" really that hard to pronounce?
Parms is old school. I think you are probably just
son of parnas
Arg... I've been living in the sticks in NC for way too long as it is, after reading through this thread I'm hungry enough to kill a man for a good sausage parm from Marcello's back in Berkeley Hgts.
Parm is mainframe jargon. JCL and the like.
While we're on it...
Wasn't there a discussion on here last year wondering how to pronounce "LOL"?
WM_PAINT = wimp ain't
I don't care what IBM does—that's damn stupid, just like EBCDIC.
The argmt agnts abbrvtons
Abbreviations happen alot to programmers because of string-length limits in various places. 8.3 filenames for example.
...except that Unix never had any technical limits that required copy and list to be abbreviated. Unix geeks just love this nonsense because it makes their commands look arcane and inscrutable.
It's simply a question of shorthand. Same reason u get txt.
>> My pet peeve is when another individual situated near me emits a noxious odor from their posterior and neglects to say, "Excuse me". I mean, is the phrase "Excuse me" really that hard to pronounce?
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