Lambda the Ultimate brings me A Few Billion Lines of Code Later: Using Static Analysis to Find Bugs in the Real World. These fellows have a wicked dry sense of humor. Typically:
We thought this approach was bulletproof. Unfortunately, as the astute reader has noted, it requires a command prompt. Soon after implementing it we went to a large company, so large it had a hyperspecialized build engineer, who engaged in the following dialogue:
"How do I run your tool?"
"Oh, it's easy. Just type '
cov-build' before your build command."
"Build command? I just push this [GUI] button..."
Hilarity ensues. Unfortunately the article generated only one comment:
I hugely enjoyed this article. I can't think when I last read an article that made so many important points. Thanks for not sugar-coating the description of real-world problems and real solutions. And thanks for not drowning those points in jargon.
— Bjarne Stroustrup, January 29, 2010
Happy President's Day.