Journal of Pirate Lingo*
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* not an actual journal
of pirate lingo
05.07.03 - 12:31 p.m.
with your host, Amar
What did programmers do before the internet? I can't count the number of times I've run into some weird linking error and typed it into google, then found a solution. For example: typing
error LNK2001: unresolved external symbol __pctype
error LNK2001: unresolved external symbol ___mb_cur_max
into google leads to
this, which solves the problem nicely, thanks! Similarly,
error LNK2005: _DllMain@12 already defined in
leads to this, which leads to this, which gives a solution.
I wonder how much of other programmers' time is spent doing stuff like this. How did they used to solve problems? (grizzled voice) Through good ol' fashioned American gumption, son.
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