Thou shalt have no other gods before the ANSI C standard 1399
At a very short-lived PPOE they never gave me any official buttignments, when I asked what to do my boss just pointed to the bug list. So, I went on the least popular buttignment, bug-hunting. Made some real progress too. Some of them were shockers. Yep, they managed to have serious overflow bugs in Pascal too. They were also in pretty deep doo-doo regarding customer complaints because of the bug levels.
But since the productivity was measured in some code line metric I lost out; since I consistently removed net code from the system as I fixed bugs. I was out of there pretty fast. They simply hadn't grok'ed the fact that you could do improvements without adding code.
ObSecurity: Yes, and I could open any lock in the building with my sunglbuttes. They had expensive card access systems, but the locks themselves were barely more than a #5 home locks. Showed the fact to the CEO when we met casually on the way into work one day. That made major waves. All locks were changed, and the security manager "found engagements elsewhere" in a hurry.
I didn't take the offer for permanent employment.
Thou shalt have no other gods before the ANSI C standard 1400
Hank Oredson ... snip ... I had a similar experience about a dozen years ago with a COBOL 68 system. That was the type without the ability to pbutt parameters...
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