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Synopsis

Site rates things based on their evil nature

Evil List

* Getters
* Setters
* GOTO’s
* Sun/Microsoft settlement
* Renaming Patterns
* Long Commutes

Not Evil List

* Expose
* Battlefield Vietnam
* Scripting Languages
* Categorising people as Dwarves, Elves, Pirates or Ninjas

Pending filing

* Groovy
* Egoware
* Extreme Programming
* Lotus Notes

_Update_: Both “Mark Pilgrim(Interoperability)”:http://diveintomark.org/archives/2004/04/06/interoperability and “Russell Beattie(Real Player 10: Evil or Not?)”:http://www.russellbeattie.com/notebook/1007374.html are also categorising things as evil or not.

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7 Responses to “AmIEvilOrNot.com”

  1. Simon Brunning

    Evil list additions:
    * The ‘new’ keyword. (Outside of factories and the like, that is.)
    * Perl.
    * RPG IV.
    * Trigonometry.
    * COMEFROMs.

    Not evil list amendment:
    * Scripting Languages *except* *Perl*.
    * Categorising people as Dwarves, Elves, Pirates or *Ninja*. (Bit of pedantry, there.)

    Pending list addition:
    * Gmail.

    Reply

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