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Wednesday, July 1, 2015


In software development there are sometimes debates about whether the way a program works is incorrect, and is therefor a symptom of a bug, or whether that is the way it is supposed to work and is therefor a feature. Via Byron the Glider Man.


CGHill said...

Ha! Somebody was thinking. :)

Ole Phat Stu said...

The term "Bug in Program" was created by Grace Hopper (q.v) of COBOL fame, who found a real bug trapped in one of the relays of an early relay computer.
She extracted the bug with tweezers and pasted it into the run-log book as evidence.
The term has stuck with us ever since :-)