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Years ago, I was working in a company making a Fortran compiler that had to be extended for one single customer: The old version had a limit of 99 paramters to a function; this customer's code broke that limit!
The new compiler (it was in fact an all new compiler, not an update of the old one) could handle 127 parameters, but this could easily be extended to 255. The customer's needs were satisfied with 127 parameters.

Other strange cases I have been in touch with: I worked with the company makin the linker for ITT System 12 telephone exchange software. This linker had to be extended when one of the modules exported more than 32767 symbols! All it took was to replace a signed 16-bit index with an unsigned index, for 65535 symbols, but I can to some degree excuse the developers for thinking that 32K exported symbols should be enough for everybody Smile | :) . (There was no similar limit on total number of imported symbols.)

The same software also won a first prize for the largest struct definition: approx 8300 lines. If you print it out, 72 lines to the page, that one type defintion would fill a book of 120 pages. True enough: This wasn't one flat set of 8300 fields, but a variant structure defining a protocol element, with a few common header fields followed by all the different variants depending on the function code in the header. Nevertheless, in my eyes this is crazy. ... But then, almost every time I see code relating to telephone switches, I say "This is crazy". I suppose it is just a completely different approach to programming.
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