Software developers: what do you use for placeholders?
The traditional programmer placeholder is foo followed by bar, baz, and qux. Certainly I use them, but there are times I need something more, especially if I need names.
That’s where The Flintstones come in. 🙂
I don’t know why I opted to use Fred, Wilma, Betty, Barney, Dino, Hoppy, Pebbles, and Bam-Bam…. even Mr. Slate, Joe Rockhead, and any other silly names like Uncle Tex, Ann Margrock, and Stoney Curtis. But in 15+ years of professional programming, The Flintstones are my go-to.
I write this because right now I’m trying to fix a bug in some address book functionality, which means I need names, and so Fred, Wilma, and Barney came along. I got to wondering what other developers use. Thought I’d post here and troll for answers (either here or via the Facebook cross-post).