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Re: When writing code for end users, what operator error surprises you the most?

by ww (Archbishop)
on Nov 20, 2012 at 14:33 UTC ( #1004725=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to When writing code for end users, what operator error surprises you the most?

    ... also sometimes stated as:
Every time you idiot-proof anything, someone builds a better idiot.
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Re^2: When writing code for end users, what operator error surprises you the most?
by tobyink (Abbot) on Nov 20, 2012 at 15:32 UTC

    "Programming today is a race between software engineers striving to build bigger and better idiot-proof programs, and the Universe trying to produce bigger and better idiots. So far, the Universe is winning."

    -- Rick Cook, The Wizardry Compiled.    

    perl -E'sub Monkey::do{say$_,for@_,do{($monkey=[caller(0)]->[3])=~s{::}{ }and$monkey}}"Monkey say"->Monkey::do'
Re^2: When writing code for end users, what operator error surprises you the most?
by chrestomanci (Priest) on Nov 22, 2012 at 14:24 UTC

    Or if you prefer, there is another story along these lines.

    In national parks such as Yellowstone, the campers use bear proof containers to keep their food in, and designers trying to make better ones.

    Their effors are frustrated by the fact that some of the smarter bears have more intelegence than the dumber campers.

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