2009-02-09

Not even running in circles

I was debugging an application somebody had created in framework X when I ran into a parameter I hadn't seen before so I wondered what it might do and what its legal values might be. I looked up the function in the manual. The entry for the function referred me to the separate manual for command line functions. I retrieved that manual and located the relevant chapter. It referred me to the man page for the function. I typed in man function and the man page referred me to the online help in the function. I typed function help and got the explanation that the parameter does, in fact, exist.

(Names redacted to protect me from the guilty, but their name ends with “pple”…)

4 comments:

paddy said...

Snapple? Crapple? Oh I know - Nipple!

Martin said...

Reminds me of the Pointless Quests around the neighbourhood I send my son and his pals on when they've spent a few hours playing video games.

christina said...

hahaha!

Kai-Mikael said...
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