| ||Ask HN: Please help me recall a certain programmer horror story|
155 points by kuba-orlik 12 months ago | hide | past | web | favorite | 40 comments |
|I remember having read a story about a programmer that encountered a weird error - his program was spitting out racial slurs in its output. The issue turned out to be a malicious version of the compiler, but somehow after removing it it got back to the system, and what should take only a few minutes turned into days and days of trying to find the culprit.|
I've been searching long and hard but cannot seem to find it. I hope that what little I remember from it is enough and some kind soul will help me find the original article online... :)
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