Programming Misconceptions

Along the lines of my post about assumptions and variable names, here's a list of a few common programming misconceptions that I often run into (with other people's code and with my own).

What you think the code does is often not the same as what it actually does.

There is a big difference between: intended, expected, and desired. Something can be both intended and expected, but undesired; but it can also be intended and desired, but unexpected.

And my personal favorite:

What the method/function name says it does is not the same as what it actually does.

Naming is hard.

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