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Why am I so useless at proof reading?

Posted: Monday 15th May 2017 10:08am
by stevedee
I thought this might amuse you ...go ahead, laugh at my expense!

It the course of trying to debug a program, I found I had one Exec line that worked and one that didin't. I reduced the complexity to make debug easier, then put them on the same page to compare. I still could not see the difference.

Eventually I opened my Hex editor and manually did a byte-by-byte comparison and found the little blighter.
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Re: Why am I so useless at proof reading?

Posted: Tuesday 16th May 2017 9:29am
by cogier
I can't see the difference. What is it?

Re: Why am I so useless at proof reading?

Posted: Tuesday 16th May 2017 10:39am
by stevedee
cogier wrote:
Tuesday 16th May 2017 9:29am
I can't see the difference...
Thanks cogier, that makes me feel a whole lot better.

Let's leave it a few days, to see if someone else spots it. If not, I'll tell you at the weekend.

Re: Why am I so useless at proof reading?

Posted: Wednesday 17th May 2017 3:44pm
by cogier
My mate down the pub spotted it for me. I'll say nothing now...

Re: Why am I so useless at proof reading?

Posted: Wednesday 17th May 2017 5:01pm
by stevedee
cogier wrote:
Wednesday 17th May 2017 3:44pm
My mate down the pub spotted it for me. I'll say nothing now...
It is amazing how a small glass of real ale can make you see more clearly.

Do you have any local breweries on the island, or is it all imported?

Re: Why am I so useless at proof reading?

Posted: Thursday 18th May 2017 1:20pm
by cogier
Do you have any local breweries on the island, or is it all imported?
Err! I'm more of a lager lout than a real ale man. 8-) There is a some local brewing on the island, in fact, the lager I drink is brewed locally even though its originally a Dutch beer. Have a look here http://www.randallsbrewery.com/.

Re: Why am I so useless at proof reading?

Posted: Friday 19th May 2017 8:34pm
by jornmo
Steve, have you lost your identity or what? :lol:

Re: Why am I so useless at proof reading?

Posted: Saturday 20th May 2017 8:58am
by stevedee
jornmo wrote:
Friday 19th May 2017 8:34pm
...have you lost your identity...
Nice one jornmo.

When I'm in my man-in-a-hurry mode I just miss things like this. If I'd read it out loud to myself, I may have found it sooner.

So yes, the top line with "identify" works, the line with "identity does not work.

Re: Why am I so useless at proof reading?

Posted: Saturday 20th May 2017 2:36pm
by jornmo
I have to admit, it was quite a tough one to catch!