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Re: Universal laws of bugs?

by webfiend (Vicar)
on Mar 09, 2003 at 15:55 UTC ( #241573=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to Universal laws of bugs?

Great thread. I like to see how we think in here. Bunch of optimists, right? ;-)

Personally, I think it boils down to a single truism passed down through generations of household repairmen, wood shops, and millenia of men trying to fix or build things:

  • If it hasn't broken yet, you aren't trying hard enough.

I just realized that I was using the same sig for nearly three years.

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[Corion]: In the same vein I have a script that automates Firefox to enter some data into another system. It's not faster than the people using the script if they were to do it manually, but they prefer not having to check the data and not having typos when ...
[Corion]: ... entering the data
[Corion]: Discipulus: I don't know whether I could really do that, but the init process itself mostly launches other processes, and the whole startup is just following a path of dependencies and making sure they are all running. Which basically is what ...
[Discipulus]: when at work my time is (temporarly) owned by the firm, so i do not care (coworkers whatch movies.. I code Perl)
[Corion]: ... make already does, except for files instead of programs. But maybe with some /proc hackery, that could be eliminated and one could use plain make :-D
[choroba]: systemd just makes is asynchronous
[choroba]: so, make -j
[Corion]: Discipulus: Yeah - but when writing Perl to save time (instead of having fun), it helps to look whether you're actually saving time ;) Why spend 5 minutes doing manually what you can spend three years automating? ;)
[Corion]: choroba: Oh, yeah :-D

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