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From: "J-P. Rosen" <>
Subject: Re: Beaujolais Challenge
Date: Sun, 10 Dec 2023 19:39:54 +0100	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <ul50lo$2p5cc$> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <939678797@f172.n1.z21.fsxnet>

Le 10/12/2023 à 00:34, jklsemicolon a écrit :
> More than twenty years ago as high schooler digging into the stacks at a
> community college library, I came across a book on Ada where a chapter epigraph
> referenced a bug bounty where the finder of some variety of bug in the Ada
> language specification would receive a case of wine.  Does this ring any bells?
>   I realize that this is quite vague, but I didn't have the CS background then
> to appreciate what I was reading, and events have taken me quite far from that
> shelf on that day.
> ... We all live in a yellow subroutine...
Sure. Ichbiah bet that the addition or removal of a use clause could 
cause compilation errors, but could not give a working program with a 
different meaning (a different resolution).

John Goodenough came up with such a case (a very contrived case, 
involving several levels of generics). I'm not sur that Ichbiah offered 
the bottle... The so-called beaujolais effect was fixed in Ada95.
J-P. Rosen
2 rue du Docteur Lombard, 92441 Issy-les-Moulineaux CEDEX

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Thread overview: 4+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2023-12-09 23:34 Beaujolais Challenge jklsemicolon
2023-12-10 18:39 ` J-P. Rosen [this message]
2023-12-10 19:27   ` Dirk Craeynest
2023-12-12  9:23   ` Randy Brukardt
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