Re: [SystemSafety] Stupid Software Errors [was: Overflow......]

From: Peter Bernard Ladkin < >
Date: Tue, 05 May 2015 09:03:31 +0200


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On 2015-05-05 08:39 , David Haworth wrote:
> It seems to me that this thing is being hyped up (in the media and here) as yet another example
> of stupid programmers, making stupid mistakes that could have been/should have been/ definitely
> would have been detected by some magical analysis tool. And really, no-one has any detailled
> information as far as I can tell.

After fifty years of programs not handling date and time correctly, even according to their own requirements, including the single most expensive anomaly in history coming in at well over $300bn, it surely requires heroic nonchalance to suggest

> .... this is a non-issue.

PBL Prof. Peter Bernard Ladkin, Faculty of Technology, University of Bielefeld, 33594 Bielefeld, Germany Je suis Charlie
Tel+msg +49 (0)521 880 7319 www.rvs.uni-bielefeld.de

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