??????!!!????!11?!?!!?!?!???!11 operator

Today Jon pointed me to C#’s “??????!!!????!11?!?!!?!?!???!11” operator, this is really the kind of thing that I should know. But I did not implement that part of the compiler, that was one of the things that Martin wrote, and I had never seen it before.

Its lovely, the expression: a ??????!!!????!11?!?!!?!?!???!11 b evaluates to a if a is not null, or to b if a is null, or to c if it feels like it, yesterday, if there’s a blue cat near the computer or if it wants to make a point, 47 when its angry or a whole host of other results

Very handy, this replaces all well thought out arguments for all bloggers on the planet. For example “The war in Iraq??????!!!????!11?!?!!?!?!???!11”

This is only available in thedailywtf compiler.

That all-purpose prefab blog rant (Fill in the blanks and post)

So, ${thing I love} has been (made illegal|declared unsafe) by ${thing/group I dislike} even though according to (unspecified research|unnamed scientists) ${integer >= 50 && integer } percent of ${disparate group of people I feel I connect with and can generalise into one collective} think that there is nothing (wrong with|bad about) ${thing I love}. ${Group of people who love doing ${thing I love}} have issued a statement condemning this action. Perhaps ${slightly famous actor} said it best

“${Over the top statement lamenting the demise of ${thing I love} and exclaiming ${thing I love} to be the bedrock of society as we know it}”

Personally I think ${grandiose prediction about apocalypse, sky falling, doom and gloom, the end of the world, inflation, rising house prices, etcetc.}

Update:${Group of people who do ${thing I love}} have said that if this (becomes law|is proven) they will do what they are told and stop doing ${thing I love}.

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