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Happy Day of the Programmer!

Posted by jpluimers on 2018/09/13

Happy Day of the Programmer!

Enjoy this little gem: [Archive.isHarvey Green’s answer to What are the best examples of software bugs that became features (a.k.a. misbugs)? – Quora

This is from an anecdote by Ken Demarest, one of the original developers who worked on Wing Commander I on the PC…

… we were getting an exception from our EMM386 memory manager when we exited the game. We’d clear the screen and a single line would print out, something like “EMM386 Memory manager error. Blah blah blah.” We had to ship ASAP. So I hex edited the error in the memory manager itself to read “Thank you for playing Wing Commander!”

via many sources that usually forget to mention the full source:

Thanks [Archive.isHarvey!

Some more links referenced by the above worth browsing on a day like this:





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