Joe Conway <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> writes:
> Tom Lane wrote:
>> folklore has it that Mariner II was lost to exactly such a bug).

> Ouch -- got the point.

BTW, I think I was beating you over the head with an urban legend.
Some idle googling revealed the true facts of the Mariner failure:

Nonetheless, it's well established that loops should be able to
do nothing when doing nothing is called for.  Even Fortran got the
point after awhile...

                        regards, tom lane

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