Title text: Are you stealing those LCDs?' 'Yeah, but I'm doing it while my code compiles.
Simply writing source code is not sufficient: you need to turn the source code into something executable. Programming languages implement two ways: compilers and interpreters. While interpreters convert the line of code that is currently running, compilers convert the source code all at once, which takes a lot of time... time for you to goof off.
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- Title: The #1 Programmer Excuse for Legitimately Slacking Off: “My code's compiling.”
- [Two programmers are sword-fighting on office chairs in a hallway. An unseen manager calls them back to work through an open office door.]
- Manager: Hey! Get back to work!
- Programmer 1: Compiling!
- Manager: Oh. Carry on.