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sad code [Was: Re: PG: Hackers and Painters]

Matt Curtin wrote:
> [1]  As an aside, I saw some truly sad code when looking at what
>      students were actually doing with the library.  Things like:
>          while (1) {
>             do_some_stuff();
>          }
>          printf("Got here!\n");
>      I am not making this up.

This is a bit off-topic, but hey...

When I was in my college operating systems class, I too made some
sad code.  While working on a shell program (and learning about
Unix forks for the first time), I wrote a piece of code that
was essentially:

	while (1) {
		fork ();

I, um, ended up having to reinstall the operating system on that
machine.  :-)

 -- Trevis