Graffiti Code

Spotted just before the Dominion Road pedestrian tunnel:

I’m assuming McCain is a variable. But still, I can think of no language where this statement would be syntactically correct.

I feel compelled to cross-out the ‘Ln’.

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13 Responses to Graffiti Code

  1. David says:

    I was thinking Pascal, but that’s writeln.

  2. Alicia says:

    I think the closest thing would be Java / Javascript with something like:

    PrintLn(“McCain”);
    or
    PrintLn(McCain);

    where the PrintLn function comes from System.Out

  3. michelle says:

    #Or possibly Python
    #
    #!/usr/bin/python

    Mcain=”Zombie

    print Mcain;

  4. Simon says:

    Or:

    10 PRINT “MCCAIN IS COOL”
    20 GOTO 10

    Like we used to do on the Vic20s/C64s in Farmers on Hobson Street back in the old days.

    Notes:

    1. I don’t think he is. Politicians – they’re all idiots.

    2. Yes, I went and found an online Java C64 emulator to test this actually worked as I remembered.

    3. I feel old.

  5. Simon says:

    I forgot:

    4. I had to concentrate really hard not to put ; on the end of each line.

  6. Alicia says:

    It would probably be too much to ask the tagger to use a VS.net messagebox (He might have run out of spraypaint and ended up with a syntax error!) :)

  7. michelle says:

    Yeah, those young coders these days have no respect for grammar.

    Back in my day, we would actually compile our code.

  8. Simon says:

    Ah ha! I told you about starting sentences with “Young people these days”! See, you are one of us (old buggers) :)

  9. Simon says:

    Can we call you Nora Batty?

  10. Simon says:

    I didn’t think so :(

  11. Ian says:

    Back in my day, we would have to run down to the punch card room, wearing a garlic in our belt, which was the fashion at the time. Then we would have to pay the man with an orange, and clean the leaves off the lawn ourselves. After that we all took turns to load up the donkey and sat there until the sun rose, which it did three times a day.

  12. Glen says:

    I can’t decide if we should add to it with a compile error. or add

    function printLnMcCain() {
    return “Idiot”;
    }

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