15431266 submission Submission + - Is Your Sloppy Code Killing Polar Bears? Submitted by theodp on Sunday August 22, 2010 @12:36AM theodp writes: Better go over that Java code again, Bunky, lest IBM accuse you of stranding polar bears on melting ice with your sloppy coding. Big Blue has filed for a patent on its Program Development Tool Configured to Compile Source Code According to Energy Consumption Requirements. The invention of four IBM'ers purports 'to determine energy requirements associated with specific elements of the source code, and to present graphical indications of energy requirements along with those code elements.' Time to start pricing carbon offset credits, programmers?