Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sun 12th Aug 2012 22:16 UTC
General Development "I cannot help but speculate on how the software on the Curiosity rover has been constructed. We know that most of the code is written in C and that it comprises 2.5 Megalines of code, roughly. One may wonder why it is possible to write such a complex system and have it work. This is the Erlang programmers view."
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RE[2]: How
by ilovebeer on Mon 13th Aug 2012 17:28 UTC in reply to "RE: How"
ilovebeer
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While NASA (and similar agencies) are always proud of their strict rules and rugged procedures to produce perfect code and spacecrafts, one has to remember that these are also part PR stunt and that reality is always a lot greyer.

Wound you mind elaborating on why you think NASA having struct rules & procedures is "part PR stunt"?

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