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Fri Oct 24 18:06:22 CEST 2008
On Oct 24, 8:01 pm, Steven D'Aprano <st... at REMOVE-THIS-
> On Fri, 24 Oct 2008 14:53:19 +0000, Peter Pearson wrote:
> > 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.
> You had reference books? You were lucky! When I was lad, we couldn't
> afford reference books. If we wanted to know what an error code meant, we
> had to rummage through the bins outside of compiler vendors' offices
> looking for discarded documentation.
I don't have a reference book. I read from e-buks and some print outs
of Reference Card. Again, I had this error becoz my console has no
colour highlighting feature.
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