Top 20 replies by programmers when their programs don’t work:

  • 20. “That’s weird…”
  • 19. “It’s never done that before.”
  • 18. “It worked yesterday.”
  • 17. “How is that possible?”
  • 16. “It must be a hardware problem.”
  • 15. “What did you type in wrong to get it to crash?”
  • 14. “There is something funky in your data.”
  • 13. “I haven’t touched that module in weeks!”
  • 12. “You must have the wrong version.”
  • 11. “It’s just some unlucky coincidence.”
  • 10. “I can’t test everything!”
  • 9. “THIS can’t be the source of THAT.”
  • 8. “It works, but it hasn’t been tested.”
  • 7. “Somebody must have changed my code.”
  • 6. “Did you check for a virus on your system?”
  • 5. “Even though it doesn’t work, how does it feel?
  • 4. “You can’t use that version on your system.”
  • 3. “Why do you want to do it that way?”
  • 2. “Where were you when the program blew up?”
  • 1. And the Number One Reply by Programmers when their programs don’t work: “I thought I fixed that.”
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