Monday, March 19, 2012

The most courageous code comment ever

This screen capture (taken from here), is part of the code that put Apollo 11 and 12 on the moon. More specifically, it is part of the landing guidance code, so these lines were responsible for the 'put' in the phrase 'put a man on the moon'. I will never write such a mission critical code, I don't know of anyone who will. 

Still, look at the comments in lines 179 and 180... someone really hoped for it to work...