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Autocomplete Fail (1)

Monday, March 9th, 2015

I regularly use Skype to discuss technical issues with colleagues. As part of this we sometimes post code to each other using the Skype chat window. Something that I had forgotten is that certain strings of text—particularly those contained in parentheses—get automatically converted into smilies. As a result, occasionally this happens:

Code with a smiley in the middle.