decompilation as archiving?
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Sun Dec 3 12:39:40 CST 2006
In article <m1Gqe60-000Iz0C at p850ug1>,
ard at p850ug1.demon.co.uk (Tony Duell) writes:
> [...] I like scheamtics of old
> computers for 2 reasons, firstly to learn how they worked, and secondly
> to be able to repair them if something failes. Only the first is really
> applicable to software, software doesn't fail in the same sense that
> hardware can.
It fails in the same sense that a hardware design bug would be sitting
there permanently annoying you until you fixed it. Machines tend not
to ship with hardware bugs because they typically aren't useful with
hardware bugs. They do however ship with lots of software bugs, even
on older machines.
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