Top 23 replies by programmers when their programs don’t work

Posted on Posted in Software Humor

I am sure we have heard most of these replies from our programmer friends. Not only that, I am pretty confident that we have used these replies ourselves our flaky automated tests :-).

  1. It works fine on MY computer
  2. Who did you login as ?
  3. It’s a feature
  4. It’s WAD (Working As Designed)
  5. That’s weird…
  6. It’s never done that before.
  7. It worked yesterday.
  8. How is that possible?
  9. It must be a hardware problem.
  10. What did you type in wrong to get it to crash?
  11. There is something funky in your data.
  12. I haven’t touched that module in weeks!
  13. You must have the wrong version.
  14. It’s just some unlucky coincidence.
  15. THIS can’t be the source of THAT.
  16. It works, but it’s not been tested.
  17. Somebody must have changed my code.
  18. Did you check for a virus on your system?
  19. Even though it doesn’t work, how does it feel?
  20. You can’t use that version on your system.
  21. Why do you want to do it that way?
  22. Where were you when the program blew up?
  23. I thought I fixed that.

So how many of them have you heard or used? Please comment if there are more interesting replies you have used or heard!

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