[CLUG] As Easy As /usr/src/linux
noonand at ie.claruscorp.com
Tue Aug 21 10:14:40 IST 2001
Wiping the sweat from his brow, the contestant diligently continues to
recite, "'i' equals 'NR' underscore 'TASKS' semicolon newline 'p' equals
ampersand 'task' bracket 'NR' underscore 'TASKS' close-bracket semicolon
newline while parens minus minus 'i' parens brace if parens star minus..."
Bzzzt! One of the judges says, "You missed an exclamation point. Ten point
penalty for that error."
The contestant realizes it's all over. He had spent 500 hours memorizing the
source code to the Linux 0.01 kernel and then blew it all by forgetting one
stupid ASCII character in sched.c.
Welcome to the First Annual Linux Kernel Memorization Contest in New Haven,
Connecticut, where the stakes are high and the frustration is simply
"It's all fun and games till someone losses [sic] an eye"
Derek Noonan, Software Engineer, Clarus Corporation
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