Remembered Number Significance

Memories can be strange. A lot of people around me are probably now having memories triggered by (turkey) smells. I have memories triggered by numbers.

Our Hudson build server just notified us of a unit test failure after a recent commit. It was a:

      at edu.rice.cs.drjava.model.definitions.CompoundUndoManager$

The line number, 216 immediately hat a strong meaning for me: general protection fault, some kind of protected mode error (to plug my first programming website)!

Of course, that was ages ago, when I worked with Borland Pascal 7, but somehow the number 216 has retained its significance to me.


About Mathias

Software development engineer. Principal developer of DrJava. Recent Ph.D. graduate from the Department of Computer Science at Rice University.
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