in switzerland you aren't allowed to have a train with exactly 256 axles because of an integer overflow in the axle counting machine

i wish i could fix my software bugs by making it illegal to cause them

@lynnesbian can't happen to us in Germany. We still have things like manual or mechanical operation of these things ;)

Only a fraction is electric ;)


@Drezil @lynnesbian you can still have an integer overflow in a mechanical counter. it's just more likely to be a decimal limit at rollover, not a binary one. automotive mechanical odometers were susceptible to this, as a 5+1 decimal digit mechanical counter. so you'd hit rollover at 100,000 DISTUNIT. my family has a car that's done it. our newer car has a digital Trip-O + Odometer with 6 digits, no tenths for the Odometer, just the Trip-O, so it'll hit rollover at 1,000,000 DISTUNIT

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