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The Weird and The Wonderful forum is a place to post Coding Horrors, Worst Practices, and the occasional flash of brilliance.

We all come across code that simply boggles the mind. Lazy kludges, embarrassing mistakes, horrid workarounds and developers just not quite getting it. And then somedays we come across - or write - the truly sublime.

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GeneralBurn Baby, Burn! Pin
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This evening I've been looking at the "MASTER IGNITION ROUTINE" written by Peter Adler and Don Eyles at NASA circa 1968-1969. BURN_BABY_BURN--MASTER_IGNITION_ROUTINE.agc Apollo-11[^]. It's absolutely amazing what they were able to accomplish with that hardware. They were obviously proud of their work and left two notable comments in the source code:

"Shame on anyone who thinks evil of it" at Line 66: "Honi soit qui mal y pense" also the motto of the Order of the Garter[^].

"Touch me not" at Line 72: Noli me tangere[^]

They were working with the 16 bit Apollo Guidance Computer[^] with no floating point instructions and that was all they needed to get to the moon.
  • 3840 bytes of RAM
  • 69120 byte ROM
  • 85,000 CPU instructions executed per second.
I'm writing this post from my development workstation:
  • 34,359,738,368 bytes of RAM
  • Quad-core Xeon capable of performing over 3 billion operations per second.
The hardware has become so much better... but I somehow feel that something is wrong with the way we write software today.

Best Wishes,
-David Delaune
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