[HUMOR] Making the right definitions

Mark Q. Maxham (max@atg.apple.com)
Wed, 22 Feb 1995 10:18:31 -0800

A compiler literally compiles a list of machine code instructions,
the object code, based on the source code. The resulting object code
is a ready-to-run program that is very fast, but which may crash the
-- "Programming Language," Microsoft Encarta 96 Encyclopedia.

I guess they believe that if they get the public to believe that it's
impossible to write bug-free software, then their software is made to
look more plausable.