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Song Parodies -> "Mismatching Pointer"

Original Song Title:

"Smoke in the Water"

Original Performer:

Deep Purple

Parody Song Title:

"Mismatching Pointer"

Parody Written by:

Susanna Viljanen

The Lyrics

We all wrote code on UNIX
using standard ANSI C;
Our project was going nicely
it all seemed just as it should be;
Then it was the time to compile it
we ordered some fast-food;
Some stupid on compiler
caused a coredump for good

:,: Mismatching pointer
garbage in the code:,:

We opened up the source code;
the check-out took an awful time
All the code seemed to be just o-kay
we were running short of time
Project lead was not amused of
the whole mess up we did get
He too tried to troubleshoot it
but we didn't get it solved yet

:,: Mismatching pointer
garbage in the code:,:

We ended up in a grand SNAFU
and the deadline was closing fast
Then we tried to check the pointers out
it was straw which was the effort last
With a few good checks and a few old tricks
we made the code working fine
No matter that we succeeded our project
it's a forever nightmare of mine -

:,:Mismatching pointer
garbage in the code:,:

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Jeff Reuben - September 04, 2003 - Report this comment
As a programmer, I thought this was pretty funny
Peregrin - September 04, 2003 - Report this comment
Good job, Susanna!
Programmer myself too - September 05, 2003 - Report this comment
Susanna clearly speaks from experience...
A Pedantic Techie Writes - September 05, 2003 - Report this comment
I've spotted the bug: obviously a typo in the title... which should be "Smoke ON The Water". But "We ended up in a grand SNAFU"? LOL!
Johnny D - December 19, 2003 - Report this comment
LOL ! I'm a software engineer, so I can relate - oh boy, can I relate !
Alpha Skua - March 15, 2022 - Report this comment
Way too many Forest Fires and Newsoms and Moonbeams bumbling around

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