Love those Notes
Our internal problem reporting (PR) system is in Lotus Notes. A
couple of days ago my manager facetiously remarked that "if PR numbers
were signed 16-bit ints, we'd be in trouble real soon." And then
we laughed and reminisced about the olden days when such things
Today I tried to mark PR 32813 as a duplicate and got a popup that said
"Overflow." WTF? So I complained to our Notes programmer
and he said:
the problem was due to a temporary variable defined as '2 byte
singed short integer' that support values of -32,768 to 32767.
I changed the data type to 4 byte signed long integer and this should last for a while. (-2,147,483,648 to 2,147,483,647)
He really likes 8-point fonts, too.
Why keep the sign?
You'll have an extra 2 billion.
poor data type choice on the part of the developer - you can hardly blame the product - any competent developer knows the ranges - if he made an assumption based on java etc maybe he needs a lotusscript book...