Software Precepts used in developing AFNI

Adapted from the Klingon Empire

  • Specifications are for the weak and timid!
  • You question the worthiness of my code? I should kill you where you stand!
  • Indentation?! - I will show you how to indent when I indent your skull!
  • What is this talk of 'release'? Klingons do not make software 'releases'. Our software 'escapes' leaving a bloody trail of designers and quality assurance people in its wake.
  • Klingon function calls do not have 'parameters' - they have 'arguments' - and they ALWAYS WIN THEM.
  • Debugging? Klingons do not debug. Our software does not coddle the weak.
  • A TRUE Klingon Warrior does not comment on his code!
  • Klingon software does NOT have BUGS. It has FEATURES, and those features are too sophisticated for a Romulan pig like you to understand.
  • You cannot truly appreciate Dilbert unless you've read it in the original Klingon.
  • Our users will know fear and cower before our software! Ship it! Ship it and let them flee like the dogs they are!