Atari Portfolio User Warning - the bugs we lived with then.
julesrichardsonuk at yahoo.co.uk
Thu Apr 7 06:20:16 CDT 2005
On Tue, 2005-04-05 at 13:31 -0500, Jim Leonard wrote:
> Phil&Cathy wrote:
> > If you do end a text file with a Space Return, a serious system error
> > will occur when you load the file. This error will require you to remove
> > the batteries from your computer, causing loss of all data from drive C:
> Oh my sweet lord. That is collosal -- who programmed the text editor, monkeys?
> What kind of stupid bug is that?
I wonder if it's actually "whitespace return" - i.e. a tab and a return
would do it too. I'm guessing someone was trying to optimise storage for
the last line and screwed it up ;)
I agree with Sellam to be honest - I think software's probably worse
these days. Not if you compare it against features maybe, but certainly
if you compare it against the core functionality that you actually use.
Too many code muppets (I hate monkeys) diverted onto piling in extra
junk (and introducing strange side-effects) at the expense of getting
core functionality right IMHO.
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