Explanations by Programmers for Failures

  • Strange…
  • I’ve never heard about that.
  • It did work yesterday.
  • Well, the program needs some fixing.
  • How is this possible?
  • The machine seems to be broken.
  • Has the operating system been updated?
  • The user has made an error again.
  • There is something wrong in your test data.
  • I have not touched that module!
  • Yes yes, it will be ready in time.
  • You must have the wrong executable.
  • Oh, it’s just a feature.
  • I’m almost ready.
  • Of course, I just have to do these small fixes.
  • It will be done in no time at all.
  • It’s just some unlucky coincidence.
  • I can’t test everything!
  • THIS can’t do THAT.
  • Didn’t I fix it already?
  • It’s already there, but it has not been tested.
  • It works, but it’s not been tested.
  • Somebody must have changed my code.
  • There must be a virus in the application software.
  • Even though it does not work, how does it feel?