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the y2k bug come to my mind. on a 8bit computer one byte per date is a huge space optimization, but i don't believe that mainframe COBOL programmers had to be that careful.

also, i remember reading about an "optimization" of the old day ms-dos assembly programmers using the inability of i8086 to address more than 1MB so they wouldn't mind generating segment:offset addresses that past the megabyte barrier, because it will roll over and map into the address space of the zeroth+ segment. this of course caused latter compatibility issues.

there was a similar man made "optimization" problem on the first mc68000 Amiga's, but i don't recall enough info to check what was the trick there.
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