[clug] Political (in)Correctness or Just Some Fun?

steve jenkin sjenkin at canb.auug.org.au
Thu Aug 20 00:30:55 MDT 2009

Obviously liked to "#!" :-)

I'm especially interested in the response of Women on list to this.


"Compiled Java class files (bytecode) start with hex CAFEBABE. When
compressed with Pack200 the bytes are changed to CAFED00D."

Ie. Cafe == coffee == Java.

Babe is uncompressed,
Dude is packed/compressed.

Any significance I can't see?

I loved the IBM convention of initialising unalloc space with
"DEADBEEF". Cute, possibly accurate if you used the uninit variable.

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