|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:||Andre Vergison <firstname.lastname@example.org>|
|Date:||10 Apr 2002 00:17:41 -0400|
|Posted-Date:||10 Apr 2002 00:17:41 EDT|
Mark Lacey [MSFT] wrote:
>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
The link http://www.ima.umn.edu/~arnold/disasters/disasters.html
illustrates the events you referred to, and adds the sinking of an
offshore platform too.
Quest Software - RevealNet Labs
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