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Old 01 August 2015, 21:20   #169
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Originally Posted by Mrs Beanbag View Post
i do... because however difficult it may be, there are people who think it is worth the effort, and there is too much at stake -- maybe not on an Amiga, but on a "modern" and popular system ("PC-like" or otherwise) with significant resources.
Remember we're speaking about an amiga-like machine here.

Originally Posted by Mrs Beanbag View Post
well the behaviour of bugs can be quite random, one day it will be "suspend/reboot", another it will be guru. And on that 1 time out of a million it will be, invalidate your filesystem.
Then it'll invalidate the file system. Big deal, a few tens of seconds later it's back.

Originally Posted by Mrs Beanbag View Post
the alternatives are also badly written... if not worse... there is no perfect, bug-free software on modern computers. By which i mean software that does modern tasks, which are often very complex tasks. And sometimes there are not alternatives. Try finding an alternative driver for a particular piece of hardware, or an alternative program for reading and writing some popular but proprietary file format.

Or maybe the alternative exists and is very stable... but is just so awful to use that you'd rather just put up with the occasional crash.

i remembered an example of an Amiga software that crashed pretty hard in unforeseen circumstances. ProTracker 4 Beta 2 had a Y2K bug. Well i know it was still a Beta version, but it would have taken several years to find this out. Bad programming? I hesitate to rush to judgement. Foolish assumptions, certainly; very easy to make.
Well, ok. Sometimes we have to use bad software. Let's just flag it as "buggy" and sandbox it...

Do not feel safe, however. Some day a BSOD might prove you that you weren't as protected as you thought.
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