Re: Code Annotation of the Week

Subject: Re: Code Annotation of the Week
From: David Farbey <dfarbey -at- yahoo -dot- co -dot- uk>
To: techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com
Date: Wed, 11 Nov 2009 15:47:02 +0000

My favourite error message of all time has to be "This should never happen".


2009/11/11 <quills -at- airmail -dot- net>

> I'll see yours and raise with this error message.
> "Pish posh Romana, what could possibly go wrong?"
> The writer who was documenting the software, got in trouble for putting
> that in the document. Until she proved that the error message was
> actually in the software.
> Scott
> Janice Gelb wrote:
> > Seen in actual code:
> >
> > "The packet matches and the search is over. The
> > packet is expunged without a peep. There are no
> > notices, no logs, no memorial service. Cake will
> > not be served."
> >
> > -- Janice
> >
> > ***********************************************************
> > Janice Gelb | The only connection Sun has with
> > janice -dot- gelb -at- sun -dot- com | this message is the return address
> > ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^

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