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Re: The joys of bad code

by Juerd (Abbot)
on Oct 26, 2004 at 08:33 UTC ( #402506=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to The joys of bad code

cmd\fdisk\fdisk.c /* P.S. - To whoever winds up maintaining this, I will */ /* apoligize in advance. I had just learned 'C' when */ /* writing this, so out of ignorance of the finer points*/ /* of the langauge I did a lot of things by brute force.*/ /* Hope this doesn't mess you up too much - MT 5/20/86 */ cmd\fdisk\profile.h #define BEGIN { #define END }
Still my favourite. This is from MS-DOS 6.00.

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Re^2: The joys of bad code
by Joost (Canon) on Oct 26, 2004 at 08:43 UTC

      That's from the fdisk partition tool? Argh!

      Yes. Explains a lot, does it not?

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