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Re: Funniest Variable/Subroutine names

by maverick (Curate)
on Apr 05, 2002 at 14:43 UTC ( #156932=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to Funniest Variable/Subroutine names

Once upon a long time ago I had some cron jobs that emailed me in the event of critical errors...
open (OUTPUT,">$some_file") || drop_dead("Couldn't open outputfile: $! +");
Another story that I wasn't direct witness to involved some HP server of some sort on some bleeding edge hardware. The thing kept crashing, finally they worked their way up the tech support chain to one of the kernel developers. He told them to add the following to the kernel boot options:
magic_fairy_dust=7
The machine ran perfectly from then on.

/\/\averick
OmG! They killed tilly! You *bleep*!!

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Re: Re: Funniest Variable/Subroutine names
by vagnerr (Prior) on Apr 05, 2002 at 14:47 UTC
    magic_fairy_dust=7

    Thats frightening, but at the same time it seems to make a lot of sense :-)

    ---If it doesn't fit use a bigger hammer

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