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A very long time ago, I worked on a classified system where the systems guys forgot about a key need. So, I whipped up the need. Everyone was happy. Well, part of the development was a handler that caught "the end of all things" - the s/w interfacing with the system has encountered an error that was evil and all was over.

Honestly, the error should NEVER happen. So, as filler I added a "Error encountered, that's all folks message." Honestly, it was just a place holder. Honest. Reference video: Thats all folks! Looney Tunes - YouTube[^]

Now, I wrote all this code as a contractor for company A, moved to company B, and was working with company C when I got a call late one evening (back then I was always up late). It's my boss (actually a great guy and friend... ) he's in Europe and they are doing serious testing on this system... and that message came up. Conversation:

Boss: "Charlie...." inject pain and suffering and exasperation on his part... now I've had calls like this before sooo....
Me: "What's wrong boss?"
Boss: "What does it mean when ...."
Me: I started laughing.

It honestly wasn't funny. They were in the middle of system trials that were very expensive - think aircraft flying around, people shooting missiles and artillery... it was a BFD. I explained the issue, and boss sighed. But we could not change the code. To this day there is documentation running around somewhere that explains what "That's all folks" means to a bunch of Germans.

And Germans have no humor even on their best day.

So, I feel your pain.
Charlie Gilley

“Get off my lawn!"

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