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Pulled off someones ad for a book site. This quiz lets you try to spot Y2K programming errors. http://www.noontidenight.com./quiz.html Try it, is fun. John Ainsworth
-- John Ainsworth (firstname.lastname@example.org), June 28, 1999
5 out of 9! And I never even went to college. That still leaves almost half of the code unremediated... good thing I don't work on any y2k teams.
-- (email@example.com), June 28, 1999.
Well, it's a nice quiz except ... In order to minimize spoilage for those yet to take it, I'll just say that it's not internally consistent and at least one question should count both Yes and No as correct answers.
-- No Spam Please (firstname.lastname@example.org), June 28, 1999.
6 OUT OF 9. Now I know why I have never studied programming. i'm a better guesser.
-- y2k dave (email@example.com), June 28, 1999.
4 of 9, and I AM a programmer. It just goes to show that we make changes based on our perception of what the problem is, not what it may really be. That's why testing is SO important.
-- DJ (firstname.lastname@example.org), June 28, 1999.
got 8 out of 9 (and i'm NOT a programer....never have been....never will be)
now how'd that happen?
(missed the 2nd one down from the top in the left colum)
-- andrea (email@example.com), June 28, 1999.
6 of 9...but I KNOW how difficult it is to remediate when the variable names are not reasonable...
-- Mad Monk (firstname.lastname@example.org), June 29, 1999.