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) Here you go, you're free now. -- 01:55, 3 January 2014 (UTC)

Thanks but I will need some more: ))))) ooohh! ))))))) aaahh!! (talk) 12:26, 21 March 2016 (please sign your comments with ~~~~)

In saying: "The programming language Lisp (also featured in 224: Lisp is known for large numbers...", a closing parenthesis was omitted. Was this intentional?

Maybe. >.> <.< lcarsos (talk) 03:21, 9 October 2012 (UTC)
You would need to check the source to be sure... --B. P. (talk) 19:08, 9 October 2012 (UTC)
(Muahahahahahahahaha! 02:04, 7 May 2014 (UTC)
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If this comic bothers you, #312 can help. Joey (talk) 03:07, 20 December 2012 (UTC)

I do not think it's productive to explain the joke using the joke itself without clearly indicating that such is happening. So, It also refers to this awkward feeling when you see something (like an unmatched parentheses, speling error or a randomly-placed, comma. does not explicitly indicate the reflexive usage of the joke. I hope I'm not being overly pedantic, but my first instinct was to correct the spelling error. An an example the passage is fine, but it should be made to stand apart from the "real explanation" in some way, maybe in a callout or italicized as I have it here --Smartin (talk) 03:36, 4 January 2013 (UTC)

"I hope I'm not being overly pedantic [...] An an example the passage is..." Perhaps you meant "As". 04:41, 24 May 2015 (UTC)
wikipedia:Muphry's law 02:00, 15 March 2018 (UTC)

This reminds me of when I used to program the TI-83. It would automatically close any parentheses at the end of a line, and all the programming guides told me not to close them, since it would save a tiny bit of memory. I must have annoyed my teachers a lot when this bled over into my homework. I know I've gotten graded down for it. 04:17, 28 June 2013 (UTC)

This happens to me too!! Sometimes when I'm writing something, I don't put the closing ), though, I think this happens to most people sometimes. anyway, here's some TI-BASIC code:
While 1
('s: 16
)'s: 0
(However, technically there are no ('s, because they are actually part of the For(, sin(, and Line( tokens, not the separate symbol.
I still get syntax errors when programming in other languages! (talk) (please sign your comments with ~~~~)

))))))))) aaaahhhh Plm-qaz snr (talk) 12:39, 27 August 2014 (UTC)

My hobby is (not really an hobby but a life's work (or calling)) (is explaining in detail (especially detail allowing me to indulge my hobby (not really an hobby but a life's work (or calling) where did this come from>)?


I used Google News BEFORE it was clickbait (talk) 14:44, 24 January 2015 (UTC)

I know lisp and see the connection, but where in the comic does it actually mention programming? Parentheses are used in ordinary English too, and they also have to be paired with each other. I think this comic is actually about lack of closure in a much more general way. Only the title text brings up programming, but only in the context of parsing strings. 23:12, 3 May 2015 (UTC)

Parsing strings is part of programming. The title text is part of the comic. What is the problem? \ 16:53, 29 July 2015 (UTC)

I'd like to mention that Google's result page shows the title of this comic differently from the other xkcd comics. I think Randall broke it. 04:41, 24 May 2015 (UTC)

You know what's evil? Combining this comic with the substitution list comics! That is, changing an empty character to the place of the ')'. Zorlax the Mighty'); DROP TABLE users;-- (talk) 11:48, 2 August 2016 (UTC)

Only just need ')' to complete, there you go! Boeing-787lover 13:46, 16 January 2018 (UTC)

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<{((((( PoolloverNathan[talk]UTSc 14:16, 20 September 2022 (UTC)

Here ya go. This closes all parentheses/brackets/quotation marks in the comic, comic title, mouseover text, explanation, and ones added by other commenters. (It would be way more but most canceled each other out.)))}> Danish (talk) 18:01, 21 December 2020 (UTC)

)) Beanie (talk) 10:01, 29 April 2021 (UTC)

AAUGHH THIS IS KILLING MEEEEEE ⟨Winter is coming⟩ Marethyu (talk) 21:57, 5 May 2022 (UTC)

I accidentally placed an unpaired parenthesis in the trivia section. You may fix it if you like. ColorfulGalaxy (talk) 14:04, 6 August 2022 (UTC)

(((<span>{[[[({( PoolloverNathan[talk]UTSc 11:31, 2 May 2023 (UTC)

apparently most people here use li... *segfault rn* (talk) 14:50, 2 September 2023 (please sign your comments with ~~~~)

note: above post was made by me before creating account An user who has no account yet (talk) 22:09, 2 September 2023 (UTC)