Me on a better day (kevinwmoor) wrote,
Me on a better day

Bit Block.

Jo has just complained that not all her reports are arriving at the printer. Gyrth suggested that this may have been due to somebody standing on the cable. An obvious case of conduit bit block. This is a condition I haven't seen before.

I'm familiar with the much more common Semantic Bit Block that occurs in programs. This most commonly manifests itself as an output file with less records than expected.

Of course neither of these conditions are as bad as the dreaded Bit Rot This occurs when a program stops working in code that is only very rarely executed and usual happens during crucial year end processing.

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