How to get `receive' right
Posted May 12, 2012 1:54 UTC (Sat) by Max.Hyre
In reply to: Not Again
Parent article: PHP: a fractal of bad design (fuzzy notepad)
Back in the day, I was programming a custom multiplexer board for the HP 2100. Obviously I had to have a testbed that would cause it to transfer data in either direction. :-)
Being lazy, most of its commands were single letters: `s' for send, `h' for halt, &c. But to get it to listen for incoming, I had to type in the entire word `receive' correctly. By the end of the week I had no further trouble remembering the spelling.
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