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[QUOTE author="Bob Walsh" site:"?joel" threadTitle="VB.NET book?"]
And pay no attention to the C bigots who have posted here - they're just cranky that their right index finger is an inch longer than their left from typing {{}} all day!
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Teary eyed, rolling ass on the floor, laughing out of the butt-crack!
Permalink Sathyaish Chakravarthy 
August 27th, 2005
Seriously? { and } are pinky characters...
Permalink Brad Wilson 
August 27th, 2005
I think you'll appreciate:

"You cannot really appreciate Dilbert unless you've read it in the original Klingon."
http://www.beeker.net/humor/jokearchive/msg00314.html
Permalink Tayssir John Gabbour 
August 27th, 2005
"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 it's wake."
Permalink _ 
August 27th, 2005
Pinky characters?

I have never used my pinky to type {,}, its always been index finger.
Permalink JD 
August 27th, 2005
If your index finger is closest to { and } on your keyboard you must either have strangely deformed hands or an odd keyboard layout?
Permalink Ian Boys 
August 27th, 2005
Two-finger typing maybe? Hunt and Peck?
Permalink Peter 
August 28th, 2005
I don't really get the index finger comment since hunt & peckers wouldn't be stretching their index finger but would simply move it over the { or }.

But anyway, this is an interesting topic since I just checked what I do and it turns out that I actually use my ring finger for {}. This allows for fast rolling to the Enter key since Enter almost allows follows { and }. Pretty cool how the mind does these little optimizations automatically without you ever planning it that way.
Permalink SomeBody 
August 28th, 2005
Here's what I do.

When I have to type { or }, I lift my right hand fingers from their position and my ring finger holds shift key while my index finger presses { or } and all my fingers goes back to their natural position i.e. j, k, l, ;.

This is the first time I am realizing that I lift my hand to press a key.
Permalink JD 
August 28th, 2005
Surely left pinky moves to left shift, and right pinky presses { or } -- anything else is just silly.
Permalink Mat Hall 
August 28th, 2005
It's interesting to me that Mat is a moral subjective relavist, but an absolutist when it comes to typing.
Permalink Kevin 
August 28th, 2005
There's a difference between a moral grey area and typing like a moron. :)
Permalink Mat Hall 
August 28th, 2005
>> Seriously? { and } are pinky characters...

They're totally index and middle-finger for me...
Permalink Abraham Lincoln 
August 28th, 2005
<<They're totally index and middle-finger for me...>>

me, too. pinkies are for quotes and ? and /.

i use my middle finger for backspace as well.
Permalink Kenny 
August 29th, 2005

This topic was orginally posted to the off-topic forum of the
Joel on Software discussion board.

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