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Zarro Boogs Found

a very funny and good story
Added by over 2 years ago  »  Votes: 2/2

Dưới đây là giải thích tại sao có cụm từ "Zaroo Bugs Found" trong kết quả trả về của BugZilla. Câu chuyện rất thú vị và là một bài học hay trong việc phát triển phần mềm.


By design, Bugzilla is programmed to return the string "zarro boogs found" instead of "0 bugs found" when a search for bugs returns no results. "Zarro Boogs" is a facetious meta-statement about the nature of software debugging. Bug tracking systems like Bugzilla readily describe how many known bugs are outstanding. The response "zarro boogs", is intended as a buggy statement itself (a misspelling of "zero bugs"), implying that even when no bugs have been identified, software is still likely to contain bugs that haven't yet been identified.


This is just a goofy way of saying that there were no bugs found matching your query. When asked to explain this message, Terry had the following to say:

I've been asked to explain this ... way back when, when Netscape released version 4.0 of its browser, we had a release party. Naturally, there had been a big push to try and fix every known bug before the release. Naturally, that hadn't actually happened. (This is not unique to Netscape or to 4.0; the same thing has happened with every software project I've ever seen.) Anyway, at the release party, T-shirts were handed out that said something like "Netscape 4.0: Zarro Boogs". Just like the software, the T-shirt had no known bugs. Uh-huh.

So, when you query for a list of bugs, and it gets no results, you can think of this as a friendly reminder. Of course there are bugs matching your query, they just aren't in the bugsystem yet...

-- Terry Weissman