Win a copy of Java 9 Revealed this week in the Features new in Java 9 forum!
  • Post Reply Bookmark Topic Watch Topic
  • New Topic

What is meant by TODO?  RSS feed

 
jacob deiter
Ranch Hand
Posts: 586
  • Mark post as helpful
  • send pies
  • Quote
  • Report post to moderator
What is meant by TODO?
 
Jimmy Clark
Ranch Hand
Posts: 2187
  • Mark post as helpful
  • send pies
  • Quote
  • Report post to moderator
TODO is a psuedo-acronym meaning "things to do."

"There are things that still have to be done here."
 
fred rosenberger
lowercase baba
Bartender
Posts: 12463
43
Chrome Java Linux
  • Mark post as helpful
  • send pies
  • Quote
  • Report post to moderator
it's from a "To Do" list. I have one for my home life

To Do
Mow the lawn
clean the gutters
paint some trim
take daughter to see "Beverly Hills Chihuahua"


It's the same thing in code... it's something you still need TO DO. putting it in a comment makes them easy to find with a 'grep' of your code base.
[ October 06, 2008: Message edited by: fred rosenberger ]
 
Jeanne Boyarsky
author & internet detective
Marshal
Posts: 36622
474
Eclipse IDE Java VI Editor
  • Mark post as helpful
  • send pies
  • Quote
  • Report post to moderator
And some IDEs use //TODO as a flag to fill up a task view.
 
It is sorta covered in the JavaRanch Style Guide.
  • Post Reply Bookmark Topic Watch Topic
  • New Topic
Boost this thread!