December 8, 2017
#1926: Bad Code
[Cueball is at his desk on a swivel chair, using his computer. Ponytail walks towards him.]
Ponytail: That’s the ugliest mess of code I’ve ever seen. What on earth are you working on?
[Cueball swivels his chair to face Ponytail in a frameless panel.]
Cueball: It’s nothing weird this time, I swear.
Cueball: It just looks bad because it’s a spreadsheet formula.
[Cueball is turns back towards the computer while Ponytail looks over his shoulder at the computer screen.]
Cueball: …which assembles a Haskell function.
Cueball: …for parsing HTML.
Ponytail: …oh my God.
[Ponytail points away from the scene while still looking at the computer screen.]
Cueball: It’s ok! Nothing depends on this.
Ponytail: That wall isn’t load-bearing. Does that mean we can just throw hammers at it?
Cueball: …I mean…
Ponytail: Wait. Crap.