A short one today… I’m looking around some of Amazon’s detail page code today. Much of Amazon runs on Perl + Mason, which isn’t a secret in any way

I ran into this gem. Not once, but several dozen times spread over multiple packages. Comments in Perl, if you’re not sure, start with a hash and everything beyond is a comment.

# comments...

No, nothing else — just code above and below.

This is one of the shittiest examples of comments I’ve ever run across.

If you ever, ever, consider writing a comment like that, please check yourself into someplace. You’re way past the Ballmer Peak.