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PDA Quantity

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Not personal digital assistant. These letters must now stand for Pretty Damn Annoying.

A programming language or framework might have a PDA rating between 0 and 1 (ie normalised) where 1 is the (unachievable) highest annoyingness (the destroy the entire universe sort of pissed- off-ness level).

Having a high PDA would either be avoided by fixing the irritations, or lauded and cherished by some of the weirder people around.

That way there'd be less annoyance. Except some.

The way this might work is to collect the number or amount of complaints or perhaps questions involving people just not figuring something out; questions involving people getting something totally incorrect but not able to see why and therefore needing help; questions involving people who have received the appropriate help but still don't see why it works this way; questions involving people who have implemented the way it works but still wouldn't have thought of doing it that way at all; follow-up comments where the original poster has thrown their computer out of the window, followed by the desk, followed by the entire room; statements that this makes no sense at all and has been designed incorrectly / by idiots / martians; comments involving agreement.

If there's a general corpus of noise regarding a language or framework that has a dominant bafflement flavour in the bafflement direction, this probably counts as a contribution to the PDA pile.

Ian Tindale, Apr 14 2017

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       // Having a high PDA would either be avoided by fixing the irritations, or lauded and cherished by some of the weirder people around.   

       Also true of public displays of affection.
tatterdemalion, Apr 14 2017
  
      
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