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    Question TODO Inquiry

    What does TODO mean? I see it on my Eclipse Luna IDE, I was always wondering what it meant.

    public static void main(String[] args)
    //TODO write your code below.



    something like that.

    Is it something like, "COO COO! look at this comment!"?

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    Is Google down in your part of the world?

    kind regards,

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    Quote Originally Posted by Matrice View Post
    Is it something like, "COO COO! look at this comment!"?
    (Java) programming is an area of professionalism, so that is highly doubtful.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gimbal2 View Post
    (Java) programming is an area of professionalism, so that is highly doubtful.
    Some comments aren't far off that, to be honest.
    It's a fine tradition and helps relieve frustration with areas of old code you simply don't have time to refactor...

    "Hackity, hackity, hack, hack" is my phrase of choice.
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    Hey I make the odd joke too. But they are exceptions to the rule, not the general case that the OP is asking about.
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    TODO makes me think of a Toucan.

    But guide me here,

    TODO means = this comment is auto-generated. Your job as a programmer is to input your code below this comment.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Matrice View Post
    TODO means = this comment is auto-generated.
    No, it doesn't mean that; the comment could've been added by a human and it still means: whoever reads this, you have some work to do.

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    I guess it needs to be spelled out.

    TODO - "To do" - "Still to do"
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    TODO means what I as the programmer of the program must do in the program workbench. Okay, there's some gold knowledge learned. No pressure. But, someone is going to read this and be happy that I asked this question. :)

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    Quote Originally Posted by gimbal2 View Post
    I guess it needs to be spelled out.

    TODO - "To do" - "Still to do"

    Thanks gimbal, that's a very clear answer to understand. Now, I won't be puzzled when I see TODO written on codes.

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    Default Re: TODO Inquiry

    You are very welcome, but you should have been able to figure this out yourself. All it would take is a Google for "programming todo" and patience from you to work through the hundreds of search results you will get. This is one of them, it is quite interesting to read:

    documentation - Do TODO comments make sense? - Programmers Stack Exchange
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    Quote Originally Posted by Matrice View Post
    But, someone is going to read this and be happy that I asked this question. :)
    Your question was of no value at all, because it has been asked (and answered) many, many times before; that's why google knew all about it; this can be a lesson for you, that's all.

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