Rands on Bugs


“Heinous means bad. Really bad. Horrible sky-is-falling bad. Grossly wicked. Jack the Ripper bad. Are you getting this? Good.

“Heinous is the word to describe the type of bug you will not ship with. As a responsible parent for your product, you think you will ship with no bad bugs and that’s where you’re loopy. You’re going to ship with tons of bad bugs. More than you’ll be comfortable with. You’re, however, not going to ship with Heinous bugs because these are the bugs which, if found AFTER YOU SHIP, the presses would stop. People would run around screaming about the building. Money will be lost and heads will roll.

“I’m not talking crashes… I’m talk massive data loss… horrible operating system hangs… exploding computers. I’m talking Heinous.”

There are some people I need to show this article to….

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