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Do you agree that this is an anti-pattern?

No.

It is, however, entirely anti-climatic unless such a statement is supported by the question or details in the answer. Every language has its limits and constraints. If someone told me to write a calculator in C that did not use dynamic memory allocation, I'd be happy to do it. If someone told me to write a spreadsheet program under the same constraints, I'd wonder if they knew anything about the language they were asking me to use.

I have run into situations where programThere / project managers were business cowboys, but not programmers. I wish I had saved my selfare cases where a lot of frustration by paying closer attention to early warning signs and exiting quickly. If lunatics are running the asylum, and said lunatics are not experienced programmerstask at hand is impossible, itsor can't conceivably be completed in any reasonable amount of time to findgiven a new asylumset of constraints. I'd appreciate that kind of input from my peers.

I would not answer/comment "TimeFollowing up from comments left to findthis, yes - if a new job" and leave it atpattern emerged that, though someone was consistently unhappy at work due to these kinds of tasks - its probably time to move on. IfHowever, I diddo agree, SO is not have enough time or inclinationthe place to back up my pointsuggest that. You simply can't understand the entirety of viewthe circumstances based on one, I'd simply avoid answering or commentingseveral questions.

On the scale of juvenile behaviorDon't do that is probably better worded as that approach seems really questionable, commenting "FIRST POST!!!!" on Slashdotbut the concept is just under a drive by sensational statemententirely appropriate. PerhapsI'd want my peers to tell me if I was taking the 'pundit' badge encourages this"Mr. Bean" approach to a degreeproblem, though I doubt itsolving the wrong problem, or ignoring simpler solutions.

If so, what'd be a good way to combat it?

I've already argued that it isn't an anti-pattern. However, if it were to become one, try declaring war on a noun. That always works. Make 'apathy' the next 'drug' and 'stay the course'.

Do you agree that this is an anti-pattern?

No.

It is, however, entirely anti-climatic unless such a statement is supported by the question or details in the answer. Every language has its limits and constraints. If someone told me to write a calculator in C that did not use dynamic memory allocation, I'd be happy to do it. If someone told me to write a spreadsheet program under the same constraints, I'd wonder if they knew anything about the language they were asking me to use.

I have run into situations where program / project managers were business cowboys, but not programmers. I wish I had saved my self a lot of frustration by paying closer attention to early warning signs and exiting quickly. If lunatics are running the asylum, and said lunatics are not experienced programmers, its time to find a new asylum.

I would not answer/comment "Time to find a new job" and leave it at that, though. If I did not have enough time or inclination to back up my point of view, I'd simply avoid answering or commenting.

On the scale of juvenile behavior, commenting "FIRST POST!!!!" on Slashdot is just under a drive by sensational statement. Perhaps the 'pundit' badge encourages this to a degree, though I doubt it.

If so, what'd be a good way to combat it?

I've already argued that it isn't an anti-pattern. However, if it were to become one, try declaring war on a noun. That always works. Make 'apathy' the next 'drug' and 'stay the course'.

Do you agree that this is an anti-pattern?

No.

It is, however, entirely anti-climatic unless such a statement is supported by the question or details in the answer. Every language has its limits and constraints. If someone told me to write a calculator in C that did not use dynamic memory allocation, I'd be happy to do it. If someone told me to write a spreadsheet program under the same constraints, I'd wonder if they knew anything about the language they were asking me to use.

There are cases where a task at hand is impossible, or can't conceivably be completed in any reasonable amount of time given a set of constraints. I'd appreciate that kind of input from my peers.

Following up from comments left to this, yes - if a pattern emerged that someone was consistently unhappy at work due to these kinds of tasks - its probably time to move on. However, I do agree, SO is not the place to suggest that. You simply can't understand the entirety of the circumstances based on one, or several questions.

Don't do that is probably better worded as that approach seems really questionable, but the concept is entirely appropriate. I'd want my peers to tell me if I was taking the "Mr. Bean" approach to a problem, solving the wrong problem, or ignoring simpler solutions.

If so, what'd be a good way to combat it?

I've already argued that it isn't an anti-pattern. However, if it were to become one, try declaring war on a noun. That always works. Make 'apathy' the next 'drug' and 'stay the course'.

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Do you agree that this is an anti-pattern?

No.

It is, however, entirely anti-climatic unless such a statement is supported by the question or details in the answer. Every language has its limits and constraints. If someone told me to write a calculator in C that did not use dynamic memory allocation, I'd be happy to do it. If someone told me to write a spreadsheet program under the same constraints, I'd wonder if they knew anything about the language they were asking me to use.

I have run into situations where program / project managers were business cowboys, but not programmers. I wish I had saved my self a lot of frustration by paying closer attention to early warning signs and exiting quickly. If lunatics are running the asylum, and said lunatics are not experienced programmers, its time to find a new asylum.

I would not answer/comment "Time to find a new job" and leave it at that, though. If I did not have enough time or inclination to back up my point of view, I'd simply avoid answering or commenting.

On the scale of juvenile behavior, commenting "FIRST POST!!!!" on Slashdot is just under a drive by sensational statement. Perhaps the 'pundit' badge encourages this to a degree, though I doubt it.

If so, what'd be a good way to combat it?

I've already argued that it isn't an anti-pattern. However, if it were to become one, try declaring war on a noun. That always works. Make 'apathy' the next 'drug' and 'stay the course'.