Beefy Boxes and Bandwidth Generously Provided by pair Networks
P is for Practical
 
PerlMonks  

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*!!

Replies are listed 'Best First'.
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

Log In?
Username:
Password:

What's my password?
Create A New User
Node Status?
node history
Node Type: note [id://156932]
help
Chatterbox?
[karlgoethebier]: the word really exists: http://www. urbandictionary. com/define.php? term=fool
[shmem]: ...possibly involving RTFM
[karlgoethebier]: big surprise!
[Eily]: LanX I try to avoid answering, but I did feel that this one post was going into much detail to prove a false claim (that SHA-1 is secure, I was just wrong about how insecure it is)
[LanX]: ironically...
[LanX]: yeah whatever ... I'm in the favorable condition to already autohiding him ... how can I judge the poor FOOLs who still see his contributions xD
[Eily]: he's been pretty saavy about threads that were implictly about him in the past. I think he might have deliberatly avoiding mentioning it for some reason (he got tired?)
[Eily]: he did mention one of his propositions: basically make it possible to ignore downvotes, by separating them more from the upvotes
Eily translate("Eilish ", "Proper English")

How do I use this? | Other CB clients
Other Users?
Others lurking in the Monastery: (8)
As of 2017-07-24 17:23 GMT
Sections?
Information?
Find Nodes?
Leftovers?
    Voting Booth?
    I came, I saw, I ...
























    Results (356 votes). Check out past polls.