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(Short List)   "Do not use semicolons. They are transvestite hermaphrodites representing absolutely nothing." - 50 pieces of writing advice; from authors   (shortlist.com) divider line 13
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2013-04-07 02:14:31 AM  
8 votes:
Do not use semicolons; they are transvestite hermaphrodites representing absolutely nothing.

FTFY.
2013-04-07 08:45:05 AM  
5 votes:
But my code won't compile without them!!!!
2013-04-07 11:05:42 AM  
2 votes:

Slog: Deslidefied


tl;dr

/Did ya see what I did there?
2013-04-07 08:56:12 AM  
2 votes:
cppfile.cpp: In function `int main()':cppfile.cpp:7: parse error before `>'
Well what do you know?  Turns out authors are crap for C++ advice.
2013-04-07 02:11:08 AM  
2 votes:
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2013-04-07 11:27:20 AM  
1 votes:
Of course it's Vonnegut who says that about semicolons. Overrated hack.
2013-04-07 11:00:59 AM  
1 votes:
I agree that semicolons are overused; however, they are necessary in some types of sentences.

/that is all
2013-04-07 09:55:47 AM  
1 votes:

ginandbacon: These people cannot seriously expect anyone to just start clicking on fifty pictures one by one for a single tip, can they? Sites like this are anathema to me.


I think it's the work of some secretive, slide-show cabal, trying make us more appreciative of a standard slide-show by demonstrating just how much worse things could be.
2013-04-07 08:57:26 AM  
1 votes:
cppfile.cpp: In function `int main()':
cppfile.cpp:7: parse error before `>'


Or we could try it like this...

/Goddamn crappy WYSIWYG editor.
2013-04-07 08:35:23 AM  
1 votes:
How will I do SAS?
2013-04-07 07:32:20 AM  
1 votes:

"Substitute 'damn' every time you're inclined to write 'very;' your editor will delete it and the writing will be just as it should be."

-- Mark Twain


Damn right.
2013-04-07 05:02:53 AM  
1 votes:
So, semicolons lure you into their hotel room after a few drinks and steal your wallet?
2013-04-07 04:15:15 AM  
1 votes:
Use semicolons; they're awesome.
 
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