Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Three Software Failures

I ran out of space on / on my desktop today. As a result of this three obviously wrong things happened. First, joe truncated a file to zero bytes and then segfaulted. Second, emacs truncated a file I was working on to zero bytes. Third, sticky notes lost all of my notes. If you write and release software that behaves like this, you need to be embarrassed.