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Peter Pearson ppearson at nowhere.invalid
Fri Oct 24 16:53:19 CEST 2008


On 24 Oct 2008 13:17:45 GMT, Steven D'Aprano wrote:
>
> What are programmers coming to these days? When I was their age, we were 
> expected to *read* the error messages our compilers gave us, not turn to 
> the Interwebs for help as soon there was the tiniest problem.

Yes, and what's more, the text of the error message was
"IEH208".  After reading it several times, one looked it up
in a big fat set of books, where one found the explanation:

  IEH208: Your program contains an error.
  Correct the error and resubmit your job.

An excellent system for purging the world of the weak and
timid.

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