How many programmers does it take to change a light bulb?

It doesn't take many, but they have a lot of questions.

How many programmers does it take to change a light bulb?

>> How many programmers does it take to change a light bulb? On Wed, 14 Jan 1998, Paul Bleisch wrote: > What are light bulbs? On Thu, 15 Jan 1998, Steve Baker replied: Oh dear. I wish people would RTFM... --------------------------------------------------------------------- lightbulb(1) lightbulb(1) NAME lightbulb - Convert electrons to photons SYNOPSIS lightbulb [-wattage number] DESCRIPTION lightbulb reads a stream of electrons from standard input and produces photons on standard output. Thus lightbulb <110_volts_ac >light The following options apply to lightbulb: -wattage Sets the rate at which electrons are converted to photons. FILES None SEE ALSO xmas_tree_lights(1), streetlamp(1), led(2) KNOWN BUGS lightbulb is known to fail unexpectedly after some unknown number of applications. Repeated complaints to the authors of lightbulb have failed to come up with a fix for this bug. The only known workaround for a crashed lightbulb is re-installation from a fresh copy of the source media.

NOTES I believe M$ Windows is based on lighbulb because they share the same bug - and the same workaround. It is important to ensure that the input stream is correctly formatted or the lightbulb may crash unexpectedly and with undefined results. Do not attempt to apply lightbulb's input files to other UNIX tools (esp. 'finger(1)'), however, lightbulb's output stream is fairly compatible with most other devices. INSTALLATION Consult a hardware engineer. PREREQUISITES Your operating system must support sockets and switches.

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