Every now and then I find a comment in my code that I’ve completely forgotten about.
When I run across one of these nuggets, I guess I have the same experience as someone who’s kept a journal for months or years. I read the note and think, was that me that wrote that? Did I know that I would come back here again? Was a sending a message to my future self?
// TODO: Improve the quality of these tests. DTHRASHER 6OCT2008
// We need to verify that the filter string is being generated properly.
// We need to add tests to verify sorting behavior.
// We need to separate the ActivityParameters unit tests from the MetaIndex integration tests.
// We need a staff of 10 developers to help us finish this product! ARGH.
These always give me a chuckle.
And then I think, what a jerk that DTHRASHER guy is! I can’t believe he left me all this work to do!