It took me two weeks to find an extra ) once that was causing the program to crash
@I floop the pig, im gonna go ahead and say that you're not telling the truth.
99% of compilers and interpreters tell you when there is a syntax error, and they point out the specific line that error exists.
So either you're a horrible programmer who can't read compiler/interpreter errors (literally the first thing any programmer learns) or you haven't got the smallest idea on how programming actually works.
I'm inclined to believe the latter. Any other programmers can confirm what I said.
@Mhael, I mean I'm an accountant and got asked to make a program for my company with no background in it, so yeah it's not my strong suit, sorry if that offends you no need to be a snob about it
@I floop the pig, not trying to be a snob, sorry if it came off that way.
Was simply telling the truth, as your story conveys a message that programming is much harder than it really is, given that compilers/interepreters +IDEs do almost all of the debugging for you nowadays.
Additionally, even in the past, they did a ton of syntax debugging, so your story seemed like a frabrication to get upvotes to me, so I spoke my mind.
Didn't mean to seem snobby or to put you down. Sorry.
@Mhael, it's all good man no worries, easy to misinterpret things via text.
Yeah what had happened was I'm really good with excel and making formulas and can write some decent VBA and know how to compile that. So my boss assumed I knew how to use PSQL, which I'd never used and had no clue what the application was really doing. But I struggled through it and the error didn't seem to get picked up. Eventually I saw it though after a lot of trial and error
@Mhael, also sorry if my reply was harsh, I didn't mean to come off so defensive, again sorry for my actions there
@Mhael, another thing is how many IDEs use colored text to show different parts of code, and generally when you have a bunch of miscolored code, you did something wrong
Its even worse when the misplaced semicolon makes it work and fixing it breaks everything and YOU HAVE NO IDEA WHY.
My god this is the realest sh!t. Miss one semi colon and youre fudged
@Free Hat, if you're having code problems i feel bad for you son, i got 99 Python problems but a semicolon ain't one
@Unidentified Error, python programming is enjoyable!
I remember my programming teacher telling us horror stories about semicolons. He also told us that if you want to make a programmer's life miserable, just replace the semicolon with a Greek question mark in their keyboard settings. Apparently, they are exactly alike, except the script will never work.
@Robert Ross, Yeah luckily modern IDEs can pick up on things like that now. If I had to scan each line for typos... 🙁🔫
I have very little experience with this. Mostly because the semicolon won the first time I tried 😢 hats off to programmers. I don't have that kind of patience.
Any programmer that wants to have a laugh look up the language "bufungie". Its beautiful
But someone wrote a bunch of code, to inform us we are missing a semicolon. That a why IDEs are awesome
% Or a "(" instead "["
Programming joke? Nice.