Okay, okay, I have oversold this a bit, this is no Top 10 list. I
could not help it to jump onto the bandwagon, Top 10 lists just seem
so incredibly popular these days. I am not so sure how many noticeable
C++ specific April fool’s jokes exist.
Yet, six days ago, I came across that one. Very nicely done. Surely, quite some work into making Sect. 1 compilable. And a true shortcoming is addressed (at least from the proposers point of view). It all makes perfect sense.
Turns out, the Stroustrup himself came up with a hilarious proposal of overloading whitespace. Initially, presented very dryly, then increasing absurd: an excellent April fool’s prank. Apparently, one or the other took it at face value.
Finally, a classic. Although, technically it is a
C++ prank by
inheritance: CREATORS ADMIT Unix, C HOAX