lyndon at orthanc.ca
Sun Mar 22 23:35:01 CDT 2009
> Autonomous systems will be assigned 16-bit identification
> numbers (in much the same ways as network and protocol numbers
> are now assigned), and every EGP message header contains one word
> for this number.
Was that a 36-bit word?
I think 3B2 code deserves its own place in hell. Poring over the
ESS#5 code, someone found that there were lots of strcmp(p, "f(")
== 0 checks (I may have gotten the exact string wrong but it's
close). It took us a while to figure out why. Apparently, location
0 on the 3b had the 3 bytes 'f' '(' '\0', someone noticed that when
programs blew up they were pointing to "f(", and the worlds most
amazing kludge for detecting nil pointers was born.
-- Dave Presotto
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