TODO and FIXME tags

Jean-Michel Pichavant jeanmichel at
Wed Nov 18 11:16:20 CET 2009

Scott David Daniels wrote:
> Martin P. Hellwig wrote:
>> Ben Finney wrote:
>>> Chris Rebert <clp2 at> writes:
>>>> 2009/11/16 Yasser Almeida Hernández < at>:
>>>>> How is the sintaxis for set the TODO and FIXME tags...?
> ...
>>> There's no widely-followed “syntax” for this convention, though.
>> Except for _not_ doing what is suggested in those comments, which 
>> appears to be the biggest convention :-)
> Perhaps: "The comments are a directive to delete the comment if
> you happen do this."
> --Scott David Daniels
> Scott.Daniels at Acm.Org
I guess the world is split in two categories, those how come back to fix 
the TODO, and those how don't. I for myself belong to the second, that 
is why I never write TODO comments, I either do the stuff or consider 
this is not important enough to waste time on it. In other words I 
mostly agree with Martin, and envy people belonging to the first category.


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