[linux-elitists] Should software apologize?
Sun May 5 08:21:02 PDT 2002
>>>>> "DM" == Don Marti <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
DM> More on the Mozilla bug...
Man, that's got to be the saddest bug report I've seen in a long time.
I have derived from it several laws of computer science that I will
now present to you.
1. THE LAW OF GAR: Any system that attempts to be a kitchen-sink,
all-inclusive super-program, and isn't written in Lisp, will end up
being a gigantic useless pile of poop.
2. THE NECROMANCER'S RULE: As t goes to infinity, the probability that
the demon d in the basement b will somehow break out of its sandbox
s and wreak havoc and warp reality and eat your immortal soul goes
to 1.0, FOR ANY VALUE of b and s.
THE EXORCIST'S LEMMA: So, don't keep demons.
3. THE DISCRETIONARY OPTION: It is a good idea to keep a
security-related bug secret if and only if it hasn't already been
published in The Register. Otherwise, you look like complete
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