Ilias Tsagklis

About Ilias Tsagklis

Ilias Tsagklis is a senior software engineer working in the telecom domain. He is an applications developer in a wide variety of applications/services. Ilias is co-founder and Executive Editor at Java Code Geeks.

Funny Source Code Comments

I recently stumbled upon an awesome Stack Overflow thread, entitled “What is the best comment in source code you have ever encountered?”.

As you might have guessed, it is a collection of funny source code comments, provided by developers all over the world. Take a look at it, it could definitely make your day.

I am reposting here my personal favorites from that long long collection:

// sometimes I believe compiler ignores all my comments

Exception up = new Exception(“Something is really wrong.”);
throw up; //ha ha

//When I wrote this, only God and I understood what I was doing
//Now, God only knows

// I dedicate all this code, all my work, to my wife, Darlene, who will
// have to support me and our three children and the dog once it gets
// released into the public.

// drunk, fix later

// Magic. Do not touch.

return 1; # returns 1

double penetration; // ouch

/////////////////////////////////////// this is a well commented line

// I am not sure if we need this, but too scared to delete.

// I am not responsible of this code.
// They made me write it, against my will.

//Dear future me. Please forgive me.
//I can’t even begin to express how sorry I am.

options.BatchSize = 300; //Madness? THIS IS SPARTA!

// I have to find a better job

// hack for ie browser (assuming that ie is a browser)

} catch (PartInitException pie) {
// Mmm… pie

// John! If you’ll svn remove this once more,
// I’ll shut you, for God’s sake!
// That piece of code is not “something strange”!

try {

catch (SQLException ex) {
// Basically, without saying too much, you’re screwed. Royally and totally.
catch(Exception ex)
//If you thought you were screwed before, boy have I news for you!!!

// Catching exceptions is for communists

// If you’re reading this, that means you have been put in charge of my previous project.
// I am so, so sorry for you. God speed.

// if i ever see this again i’m going to start bringing guns to work

// The magnitude of this hack compares favorably with that of the national debt.


// If this code works, it was written by Paul. If not, I don’t know who wrote it

//You are not expected to understand this

* If you don’t understand this code, you should be flipping burgers instead.


//Abandon all hope yea who enter beyond this point

//Mr. Compiler, please do not read this.

catch (Ex as Exception)
// oh crap, we should do something.

// TODO make this work

// If you delete the credits, I will fucking kill you.

// This is crap code but it’s 3 a.m. and I need to get this working.

// For the sins I am about to commit, may James Gosling forgive me

// Houston, we have a problem

// If I from the future read this I’ll back in time and kill myself.

Pure awesomeness… Don’t forget to share your own favorites in the comments!

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68 Responses to "Funny Source Code Comments"

  1. duc tung vu says:

    double penetration; // ouch

    kakaka Das ist geil! ^_^

  2. width:300px;
    /* 300 ? This is SPARTAAAAAAAAAAAAA ! */

  3. One of the comments I had it was as follows : 

    //why am I writing this piece of crap,It can make other’s life miserable..

  4. Nico says:

    // Catching exceptions is for communists LOL

  5. Gaurav Goel says:

    This is an awesome read!!! 

  6. HScottM says:

    Comments are for hacks.

     If you need a comment, you’re doing it wrong.

  7. Abhishek says:

    I have a few tame ones: 

    Advisory :
    *Code too complicated – Just read the comments In module description :
    *It also shoots off rockets to Mars and Jupiterand in the clean up para :*Music is over turn off the lights..  

  8. Toni Rikkola says:

    // Love me
    long time;

  9. Another simple one:

      double d; // cup

  10. A comment from my own shot at obfuscated programming (added to take up space and let me format the whole program into a nice little square).

    float gorF = main(args);//gorF is Frog backwards

  11. //i don’t know why but this seems to work.

  12. //Temporary hack for client. Remove on Monday.
    (Written 2002, found 2010)

    //This code does WHAT? … it doesn’t work…

  13. Sara Shinn says:

    // TODO: Make this not sinfully ugly

  14. holidayresort says:


  15. anandchouti says:

    //this is my code

  16. Paul Rose says:

    I used to work with someone who would always comment line 42 with ‘The answer to life the universe and everything’. Everything.

  17. demogar says:

    * just leave it as it is. if you don’t understand what this code does, then: u can’t touch this

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