Re: Docs Easter Eggs spotted in the wild

Subject: Re: Docs Easter Eggs spotted in the wild
From: Sandy Harris <sandyinchina -at- gmail -dot- com>
To: TECHWR-L <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Thu, 16 Jul 2009 21:18:36 +0800

On Thu, Jul 16, 2009 at 8:58 PM, Adrianne Mora<AdrianneM -at- envipco -dot- com> wrote:

> I college, I took a C++ programming course that had a good textbook
> (though I can't remember the title). When using the index, I found the
> entry "Adams, Douglas p. 42." There was nothing relevant to Douglas
> Adams on page 42, but I loved the joke.

Several books, have "recursion: see recursion" or some variant. Stan
Kelley-Bootle's wonderful 'Computer Contradictionary' has "endless
loop: see loop, endless" and " loop, endless: see endless loop".

As I recall, the index entry for recursion in K&R lists several page
numbers including its own.

My favorite, though, was a text on English grammar with a page
on various things that can follow the verb "to be": adjective,
noun phrase or prepositional phrase. Their examples were
something like "He is stupid", "He is a Republican" and "He
is from Indiana." I've forgotten who, but some politician had
an index entry pointing there.

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References:
Docs Easter Eggs spotted in the wild: From: Sarah Blake
RE: Docs Easter Eggs spotted in the wild: From: Adrianne Mora

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