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December 10, 2006

Compiler errors

Pretty hilarious - if you're geeky.

When I was a T.A., a student came to me wondering why his Pascal program wouldn't print anything. I compiled it and ran it myself, and sure enough, no output. I looked through the program, and the WRITELNs were there. This became a problem I had to solve. I added some of my own, and still, nothing was written to the screen.

After about 15 minutes of careful examination, I noticed that the entire program had been commented out. This guy was compiling a comment.

I pointed this out to him, but he said to me, "Yeah, but I had to do that. It was the only way to get rid of all of the errors."

Pete Hickey via rec.humor.funny

Posted by joke du jour at December 10, 2006 07:31 AM

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