My PhD was in biology, working on fruitflies. They're a poorly
documented set of layering violations which only work because of
side-effects at the quantum level, and they tend to die at
inconvenient times. They're made up of 165 million bases of a byte
code language that's almost impossible to bootstrap and which
passes through an intermediate representations before it does
anything useful. It's an awful field to try to do rigorous work
in because your attempts to impose any kind of meaningful order on
what you're looking at are pretty much guaranteed to be
sufficiently naive that your results bear a resemblance to reality
more by accident than design.
-- Why Matthew Garrett
What a strange function. I look forward to seeing the documentation.
-- Andrew Morton
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