20 Feb 2022 Atlanta, GA: According to a local software developer, there should only be one more bug in the code before everything’s working perfectly. John Walters, the lead software developer on the software development has been fixing up a buggy code base for several months now. “I just got on this program after the last guy quit for a better job and was told to debug this dude’s 3,000 line C++ program,” John reported.
“I was supposed to get it running on some data it wasn’t written for, and it didn’t even run on the original dataset correctly. I tried to reach the original developer on the email he left but just got a reply of crying laughing emoji’s. I’ve been fixing bugs left and right and now, I think I’m finally on the last one! I’ve just got a feeling I’m almost there!”
While some skeptics have raised the point “You said this was the last bug four bugs ago,” the local coder remains convinced that this is the last one. “I just wish I’d know when he would be done,” the Program Manager Tim Randolph commented.
“I promised our customers the software would be debugged a month after we put John on the project. He said he had experience in C so I figured he’d be able to fix it in no time. He says he’s on his last bug, but also he’s been saying that for a couple months now. At this point, I don’t think anyone has any idea when he’ll be done, especially John. Thing is, these software developers are the most productive when they think they’re about to find that last bug, I like to call it when they’re chasing the dragon.”
When asked how long it would be before he finds the bug, John responded. “I’ve gotten all of the functions working except for one, I don’t know why it’s breaking right now in run time so I’ve been putting in print statements wildly until I find something that looks off. There’s also this one test case that breaks everything, but I have a feeling it’s all connected to just this last bug I’m looking for.” John commented.
Coworkers from John’s corner of the office have reported hearing louder groans and “Come On’s” than normal from John yelling at his computer. Some experts suggest that the lack of John pacing in the hallway, and extended coffee/bathroom breaks is a sign that he just might be on to something.
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