This is just priceless
shane at hathawaymix.org
Fri Mar 24 14:20:10 MST 2006
Michael Halcrow wrote:
> On Fri, Mar 24, 2006 at 10:31:23AM -0700, Shane Hathaway wrote:
>>Daniel C. wrote:
>>Hmm... this one doesn't bother me much.
> In any case, the comment makes it clear that he intended to go back
> and fix it. For one reason or another, that never happened. *That* is
> the real sin. If I ever committed that code to a production branch (I
> wouldn't), I certainly wouldn't have just forgotten about it...
Yes, the blame seems to fall mostly on the programmer in this case.
However, I imagine the cost of fixing this bug is quite small compared
with nastier bugs like race conditions or memory allocation errors,
which often grind away a company's reputation and can only be solved by
spending days or weeks of expensive engineers' time.
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