Ralph Melton (ralphmelton) wrote,
Ralph Melton

Past Mistakes Come Back to Haunt Me

I just found a bug in our code.

It turned out to be my fault. I had made an error about what case was most common in code that I had written before.

The kicker: I had made this error in early March, 1998. (It was in RLEWeights, for those of you to whom this means anything.)

I'm not sure anyone had looked hard at the implications of this circumstance before.

There's a certain argument for moving on to other codebases before things like this come to light.

(What's the oldest bug of your own that you've found?)
  • Post a new comment


    default userpic

    Your IP address will be recorded 

    When you submit the form an invisible reCAPTCHA check will be performed.
    You must follow the Privacy Policy and Google Terms of use.
  • 1 comment