Story: Bug of the Seven Layers
Asked by: west81-ga
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14 Feb 2005 13:58 PST
Expires: 16 Mar 2005 13:58 PST
Question ID: 474530
I'm looking for a short story I found on the web a few years ago called something like "The Bug of the Seven Layers". It was about a programmer that found a complex bug in an application that showed up only because of a complex and subtle interaction between seven layers of code. The manager wouldn't let him fix it before the product shipped, and it ended up ruining a program he wrote later. I thought I found it on Steve McConnell's website, or else it was someone else who writes about software. I have not been able to find it using several search engines.
Re: Story: Bug of the Seven Layers
Answered By: hammer-ga on 14 Feb 2005 14:21 PST
The story you are looking for is "The Bug in the Seven Modules" by Andy Oram. It is available online at the following link. http://praxagora.com/andyo/parody/bug7mod.html Additional Information ----------------------- According to the author, it is a parody of Nathanial Hawthorne's "The House of the Seven Gables". The link below is the author's explanation of his parody. http://praxagora.com/andyo/parody/hawthorne.html Andy Oram's Home Page http://praxagora.com/andyo/index.html Search Strategy ----------------- "short story" bug seven - Hammer
rated this answer:
Exactly what I was looking for -- thanks! (I was thrown off by including "layers" in all my searches rather than "modules")
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