Significant whitespace

Roy Smith roy at panix.com
Mon Jan 4 04:42:16 CET 2010


In article <mailman.386.1262576043.28905.python-list at python.org>,
 David Robinow <drobinow at gmail.com> wrote:

> On Sun, Jan 3, 2010 at 8:09 PM, Tim Roberts <timr at probo.com> wrote:
> > More than "not required", it was "not relevant".  This led to one of the
> > most infamous programming blunders in the early days of the space program,
> > when one programmer accidentially typed a period instead of a comma
> > resulting in the loss of a satellite:
> Interesting story. Did you make it up?

It's a fairly well known story.

http://catless.ncl.ac.uk/Risks/5.64.html#subj4.2



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