RE: Index vs. Search? (take III)

Subject: RE: Index vs. Search? (take III)
From: "Hickling, Lisa (TOR)" <lhickling -at- Express-Scripts -dot- com>
To: "Stuart Burnfield" <slb -at- westnet -dot- com -dot- au>, techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com
Date: Tue, 18 Sep 2007 10:06:05 -0400

It really bugs me that I not only get that joke but could laugh until
*I* cried and could think of a parallel quip about a bag of potato chips
as a linked list. :-]

Good one, Stuart!

Lisa H.

-----Original Message-----
From: Stuart Burnfield

That's right--you 'push' items onto the stack and 'pop' to retrieve them

from the stack.

This is the background to the all-time funniest geek joke I ever heard:
we were discussing Pringles potato crisps, the slogan for which in the
UK is "Once you pop, you can't stop." One of the developers riposted,
"That is, until you return stack underflow."

We laughed until we cried(*).


(*) I guess you had to be there. And be an old programmer...

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