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I found this website containing a bunch of these "Shoot yourself in the foot jokes" but I did not get this one:

Objective C: You write a protocol for shooting yourself in the foot so that all people can get shot in their feet.

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what is the link for the website with the jokes? .) –  MaKo Dec 2 '12 at 23:27
I think it is is constructive! I learned something :) –  JLott Dec 2 '12 at 23:30
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I assume it is because protocols if defined as required makes sure anyone that uses your class as a delegate must also implement your protocol.

Only thing is you don't have to implement every protocol as many are optional so well, there you go.

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Haha well, that makes sense. Thanks! :) –  JLott Dec 2 '12 at 23:21
I really liked this one about Smalltalk: You shoot yourself in the foot, and your foot sends "doesNotUnderstand: Pain" to your brain. –  Denis Mikhaylov Apr 16 '13 at 12:24
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