Title text: Of course, the assert doesn’t work.
Cueball is writing a piece of code (probably in the programming language C++) which removes an item from a data structure called a Linked list (the first two lines of the text). Then, he writes a comment (which is delimited by the double slashes) relating the code to his personal life. Finally, he adds an assertion, which is normally a formal specification of a condition which should always be true (with which the programmer ensures that e.g. mass is not negative). But in this case, instead of asserting a software-related predicate, he asserts that “it’s going to be okay.”
The title text explains that this assert won't work, not in a computer program, and more than ever not for humans.
- [Cueball sits at computer, coding.]
prev->next = toDelete->next; delete toDelete; //if only forgetting were //this easy for me
- Cueball: <sniff>
- [Cueball lowers his head into his hands and cries.]
- [Cueball types again.]
assert "It's going to be okay.";add a comment!