|Catastrophic compiler errors firstname.lastname@example.org (Mark Lacey \[MSFT\]) (2002-04-06)|
|Re: Catastrophic compiler errors email@example.com (2002-04-07)|
|Re: Catastrophic compiler errors firstname.lastname@example.org (2002-04-10)|
|Re: Catastrophic compiler errors email@example.com (Andre Vergison) (2002-04-10)|
|Re: Catastrophic compiler errors firstname.lastname@example.org (Shankar Unni) (2002-04-13)|
|Re: Catastrophic compiler errors email@example.com (Joachim Durchholz) (2002-04-16)|
|From:||"Mark Lacey \[MSFT\]" <firstname.lastname@example.org>|
|Date:||6 Apr 2002 23:40:24 -0500|
|Keywords:||errors, practice, question|
|Posted-Date:||06 Apr 2002 23:40:24 EST|
I'm wondering if anybody can point me to any information regarding cases
where buggy compilers (in particular buggy optimizers & code generators)
caused a catastrophic failure of some kind.
I'm thinking of events along the lines of the Patriot missile incident in
'91, or Ariane-5 rocket in '96, both of which were caused by poorly
designed/implemented numerical code. Does anyone have analagous stories
regarding compilers that generated bad code resulting in some kind of
Thanks in advance.
mlacey at microsoft dot com
Microsoft Visual C++ Program Management
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