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Torture I do you
I am better than brainf***
I love String Theory

What am I?

Hint:

String Theory is italicized for a reason. Figure it out!

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  • $\begingroup$ who the hell named their coding brainf***? $\endgroup$ – Beastly Gerbil Apr 8 '16 at 9:21
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    $\begingroup$ @BeastlyGerbil I think it's a reasonable name for the purposes it serves. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Brainfuck $\endgroup$ – Reti43 Apr 8 '16 at 11:04
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    $\begingroup$ Brainfuck really lives up to it's name with these kind of programs.. Ah well, still fun to make ASCII art of your source code. $\endgroup$ – Kevin Cruijssen Apr 8 '16 at 12:36
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    $\begingroup$ Also, I think there's an error in the puzzle: nothing is better than brainf*** ;) $\endgroup$ – Bolo Apr 8 '16 at 15:17
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    $\begingroup$ @KevinCruijssen That post! THAT POST!!! *spends all day looking at it* $\endgroup$ – feelinferrety Apr 8 '16 at 16:05
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Could you be:

regular expressions

Explanation:

A regular expression is used to find a complex search pattern in a string. Its syntax uses a whole bunch of special characters including:
. * ? + [ ] ( ) { } < > ^ $
... which can make it difficult to read and debug

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  • $\begingroup$ This is a good answer, might even be the winning one. Do you mind adding some explanations for those who don't know how it satisfies the hints? $\endgroup$ – Reti43 Apr 8 '16 at 14:17
  • $\begingroup$ @Reti43: Added some explanation. But I have my doubts about this being the right answer. $\endgroup$ – KeyboardWielder Apr 8 '16 at 15:32
  • $\begingroup$ You did it. YAY!! $\endgroup$ – You Apr 8 '16 at 21:25
  • $\begingroup$ You did it or He did it... $\endgroup$ – Daedric Apr 11 '16 at 2:04
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My answer:

Yoda Conditions

Torture I do you

Sounds like something Yoda would say. And it's torturing to do the Yoda conditions.

I am better than brainf***

Everything is better than Brainf**k

I love String Theory

The Yoda Condition means putting the constant part of an evaluation in front of the variable. "a" == b So it may mean string before variable.

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Are you:

Comments

Since :

they are strings and every coder hates to comment his/her code.

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  • $\begingroup$ Please consider using spoilers in your answer using >! from next time. :) $\endgroup$ – manshu Apr 8 '16 at 11:02
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    $\begingroup$ Hey... I don't hate it. And I actually do it. $\endgroup$ – Marius Apr 8 '16 at 11:08
  • $\begingroup$ @manshu you're right but I tried and it didnt work, I've put >! before the line $\endgroup$ – Rima Hajou Apr 8 '16 at 11:39
  • $\begingroup$ @RimaHajou Did you also include a space? So >! Some text and not >!Some text? $\endgroup$ – Kevin Cruijssen Apr 8 '16 at 11:40
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    $\begingroup$ I saw the edit history. It was because you had not left a line between [your answer] and 'Since' $\endgroup$ – manshu Apr 8 '16 at 11:41
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Perhaps:

Escaping quotes in strings

Because

It's annoying to escape the quotes used sometimes (although I don't find it torture personally).
For example: "a \"string\"" OR 'a \'string\''

Not sure about the Brainfuck part though. Since Brainfuck doesn't use single nor double quotes to print text.. (as shown by the Hello World! example on the wiki page)

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You must be:

machine code

Because:

nothing can be tougher than coding in 1 and 0 in pure machine code :D

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Another answer:

Lisp

Explanation:

Lisp is a programming language that uses Polish prefix notation and a lots of parentheses.
Also, in The Big Bang Theory, string theorist Barry Kripke has a speech impediment similar to a lisp.

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