"A computer programmer
   is someone who staples
     a single sheet of paper."

The state of refinement of the human intellect can be judged by the use it makes
of the humble paper stapler:

Regular People often staple together multi-sheet printed documents.
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For consistency, Computer Programmers also staple single-sheet documents.
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In addition, Systems Programmers staple zero-sheet documents.
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Finally, Mathematicians staple documents containing a negative number of sheets.
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The above observation was prompted by the following C code extract:

    if (so_and_so_is_true)

as the <else> clause is a single statement  the braces are not necessary but one
can see why a consistency junkie might put them there.

And a few more ...

The Salesman claims that this particular paper is self-stapling.
The Accountant restricts use of the stapler to reduce stapling costs.
The Politician denies the existence of the document.
The Luddite denies the existence of the stapler.
The Razor manufacturer gives you a free stapler and hits you for the staples.
The Anagram enthusiast Meets up the Scotlands.
The Haiku poet / staples document pages / as necessary.
The Fading APL Implementor can't remember where he left the stapler or document.

... and so on.

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