My ASSERT is better than your ASSERT!



  •  Found in some code:

     <font size="2" face="Arial">#define ASSERT(x)   if (!x)  { printf("Dipshit!
    <%s:%d>\n", FILE, LINE); exit(0); }
    </font>

     

    EDIT:  I guess I can elaborate a little bit... this code is used on millions of consumer level devices for satellite TV.



  •  Does printf go to the scren in this case, or does the box just shut down?   don't see a huge problem if the user doesnt see the word "dipshit".



  • Shame that it's presumably only ever going to be dumped to some unconnected serial debug port, and won't actually appear simultaneously on every single end-user's screen in flashing bold red ninetysix-point font when something goes wrong at the cableco's end...

     

     



  •  I like that idea :D

     So, if no user sees "Dipshit":

     

    Huge, flashing, red font on every customer's screen:

     



  • That is the direct result of an angry and frustrated coder chasing a bug for 17 hours straight.



  • ASSERT(0 || 1) 



  • ASSERT(FILE_NOT_FOUND);



  • @robelsner said:

     Found in some code:

     <font face="Arial" size="2">#define ASSERT(x)   if (!x)  { printf("Dipshit!
    <%s:%d>\n", FILE, LINE); exit(0); }
    </font>

     

    EDIT:  I guess I can elaborate a little bit... this code is used on millions of consumer level devices for satellite TV.

     

    That might be too specific.  I can only think of one situation where this would be true:  Echostar based boxes (can't remember the name of the OS on those things... ARGH!), since the same OS has been used for over a decade across so many different devices.  And it is supremely WTFy.  Not DirecTV based boxes, I'm guessing, since unless something's changed a lot, each manufacturer uses their own OS and it may not even cross devices from the same company.

     I doubt it's in an FTA box, since those would more likely say идиот or something else foreign.  ;-)



  • @shepd said:

    That might be too specific.  I can only think of one situation where this would be true:  Echostar based boxes (can't remember the name of the OS on those things... ARGH!), since the same OS has

     

    Linux



  • It could quite happily be in British Sky boxes. They don't change much I don't think (new fancier ones come out, but older ones are still in use)



  •  Love your graphics.  Nice work!

    @CrazyBomber said:

     I like that idea :D

     So, if no user sees "Dipshit":

     

    Huge, flashing, red font on every customer's screen:

     




  • @fluffy777 said:

    ASSERT(0 || 1) 

     

    I'm surprised no one else has noticed this yet. In this case, the macro expands to

    if (!0 || 1) { printf(....

    which doesn't have the intended effect...



  •  Finally... You get a bigger e-penis for figuring out the RealWTF.  The fact that if you don't enclose your macro for checking, the ! operator is added to the first portion only.

     

    ASSERT(x==y) -> if (!x == y)

     or a lot of code (and what I do)

    ASSERT(0 == someArgument);

    in this case becomes !0 == someArgument



  • Er, that's what I get for posting when tired... that wasn't quite the right example, it does need to be a two condition check (which can be a wtf I suppose).


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