Awasu » Make it possible for programmers to write programs in English
Saturday 25th June 2005 2:18 PM [General]

...and you will find that programmers can not write in English.

A while back, I gave a proof that demonstrated the problems associated with writing computer programs. Here's the full list of computer laws.

  • Any cool program always requires more memory than you have.
  • When you finally buy enough memory, you will not have enough disk space.
  • Disks are always full. It is futile to try to get more disk space. Data expands to fill any void.
  • If a program actually fits in memory and has enough disk space, it is guaranteed to crash.
  • If such a program has not crashed yet, it is waiting for a critical moment before it crashes.

And one for Earl:

  • Software bugs are impossible to detect by anybody except the end user.

One Response to this post

LOL - If it ain't broke, give it to Earl

And another one you first gave me.

Any piece of code can be reduced by one line
Every piece of code will have at least one bug

Therefore any piece of code can be reduced to a single line, which will have a bug.

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