What error code? What. What? Exactly.

  • Long time reader, first time writer, blah blah blah.

    I submitted this to Error'd but figured it worth dropping here as well. I'm working on some test tools that interact with My Company product's scripting interface. Came across this absolute gem of an error today.

    [Thu 05/31/2007 14:33:58.16] -------------------------------------------------------------------------------
    [Thu 05/31/2007 14:33:58.17] Error: Enable Job
    [Thu 05/31/2007 14:33:58.42] Warning: Number: -2147467259
    [Thu 05/31/2007 14:33:58.44] Error: ########### Error -112: Client Error -- What
    [Thu 05/31/2007 14:33:58.63] -------------------------------------------------------------------------------


    Product name redacted.

    I feel like I'm working inside of some Abbott and Costello sketch.

    Tester: What's this error code?

    Developer: What.

    Tester: What?

    Developer: Exactly!

    Tester: I'm confused. What is this error?

    Developer: Yes

    Tester: Yes? Yes isn't an error.

    Developer: No.... what.

    Tester: I said yes isn't an error.

    Developer: What is the error.

    Tester: That's what I'm trying to find out!!!!

    <Tester collapses in a heap. Developer kicks him while he is down.>

  • Haha, great one! The WTF was so-so, but the post was gold 🙂

  • What?

  • I love that ending.

  • It's actually a [url=http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Terry_Thomas]Terry Thomas[/url] error - what?

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