Re: Satellite-killing software

Subject: Re: Satellite-killing software
From: Tony Chung <tonyc -at- tonychung -dot- ca>
To: Peter Neilson <neilson -at- windstream -dot- net>
Date: Thu, 5 May 2016 08:41:30 -0700

It could also merely have been test code that wasn't removed. You know,
like:

/* reset to dynamic data before release */
some_important_array = ["111","222","333"];
// some_important_array = db.lookup(param1, param2);

Or my favourite: the "whoops! assign instead of compare" routine:

if(logical_condition = true) ...

instead of

if(logical_condition === true) ...

These do happen.

-Tony

On Thursday, 5 May 2016, Peter Neilson <neilson -at- windstream -dot- net> wrote:
>
>
> I think they commented the code and then wrote more code based upon
> reading the comments instead of the code. Only certain of the comments in
> code are good enough to instill caution and perhaps inspire a search for
> deeper understanding. My favorite one of those is this:
>
>
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References:
Satellite-killing software: From: Keith Hood
Re: Satellite-killing software: From: Peter Neilson

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