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It is a very simple virus. It spreads around dilly dallying.
However one day it stumbles across a sourcecode for something important. It often ignores it, but then one day, this bored virus decided to do one little modification to it.
It adds a single line to the code.
#define TRUE (rand()
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[mofosyne, Jun 02 2012]
On defining division by Zero
A little fable I wrote a while back. Can you identify the error? [Vernon, Jun 02 2012]
||Here's a +1 for you - hey, where'd it go??!
||There used to be a little utility written for the
Idris (tiny UNIX) OS called 'PackRat' which did
something very similar to this. It could be set
to "nibble" at a user's code, making subtle
changes like substituting = for ==, or
rearranging the order of lines or function calls
so once-working ad debugged code would
suddenly "go wrong". Guaranteed to cause
long hours of overtime, sleep loss, paranoia
and eventual nervous breakdown.