## Here lies `/^v.+b\$/i`

After I've gone In a melancholy mood, this week. Went back home to have a look at Dad's bench. He was a Classics scholar, actually; went up to Cambridge and everything. And so above his name and dates on the brass plaque screwed into the wood, instead of "He loved this place" or something equally fatuous, it says: ORE STABIT …

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### Error

Stob: Segmentation Fault (Core Dump)

TURN TURTLE

### errno

ESRCH

(Or, for those with some kind of belief in reanimation: EAGAIN)

### Hex

+++ Divide By Cucumber Error. Please Reinstall Universe And Reboot +++

### logic

Temporal logic is surely the granite of state programming. But it is too hard to work with.

So, in honour of the writer and programmer a first-order, punning eulogy: Verity ⇒ ¬⊥

### Took me a while...

I had to stare at it for a while before it hit me:

ORE STABIT FORTIS ARARE PLACET ORE STAT

ORESTABITFORTISARAREPLACETORESTAT

O REST A BIT FOR TIS A RARE PLACE TO REST AT

Duh... I feel stupid it took me so long.

### This is not the title you're looking for

Just paint the top of the gravesite blue.

Then you'll have your own Blue Screen of Death.

MINE'S THE BLACK HOODIE

### If we are being mean ...

... then I would, I admit, prefer:

WE SHALL ALL DIE, MR. RINCEWIND

... tho my name ain't Rincewind.

### B seems perfect

"main( ) {

extrn a, b, c;

putchar(a); putchar(b); putchar(c); putchar('!*n');

}

a 'hell';

b 'o, w';

c 'orld';

### And now for something completely different....

Verity: What happen ?

Heart: Somebody set up us the heart attack.

Brain: We get signal.

Verity: What !

Brain: Main screen turn on.

Verity: It's you !!

DEATH: How are you Verity !!

DEATH: All your life are belong to us.

### well probably this..

while (true) {}

// for limbo forever.

### NOP

Really, out of 147 comments so far there is not one that simply suggests a simple NOP? If you are picky about it, you can put a jump after it.

As always, if you fail to describe something, do it in assembly. Here for Atmel AVR 8bit microcontrollers.

0000 NOP No operation

CFFE RJMP PC-0x0001 Relative jump

But just NOP has a nice ring to it, I must say. Short, to the point and looks a bit like RIP.

### Myles na gCopaleen + numbers

Myles na gCopaleen quoted a headstone that went as follows

hic jacet 1 5 4

0 4 1 2 8

0 1 4 2 0

... sadly the rest escapes my memory. The above translates (probably) as:

Here lies one fifer

Nothing for one to hate

Nothing for one to love

...

Whether the stonemason could carve out the letters with one hand while updating his facebook account with th eother is not recorded.

(A pint, because "a pint of plain is your only man".)

### I'd like this

011010010110011000100000011110010110111101110101001

000000110001101100001011011100010000001110010011001

01011000010110010000100000011101000110100001101001

011100110010110000100000011110010110111101110101001

00000011000010111001001100101001000000111001101110

100011000010110111001100100011010010110111001100111

001000000110111101101110001000000110110101111001001

0000001100110011001010110010101110100

The lfs are el reg's...

Software Failure

Guru Mediation

### This programme(r)

is no longer responding and has been closed down.

We apologise if any work was lost.

Would you like to send an error report ?

stob.Buried(here)

### No

That would imply sending a message to an object that has been garbage collected.

Segmentation fault!

### What language?

Looks like just about everyone has been mentioned here:

BASIC, FORTRAN, ALGOL (68), Pascal, Forth, IBM JCL, C, C++ (and derivatives), shell, and others.

The only one I don't see is: SNOBOL (long live strings!).

But I must agree that the best solution is: Brainfuck!

### I'd prefer to use bash script

echo "Goodbye, Cruel World"

It's elegant, simple, and has the added bonus of implying a ghostly echoing voice.

### My Epitaph

{

Existance.Live();

}

Catch(FatalException ex)

{

Console.Writeline(“O Bugger!”);

}

### @Herby

Not quite all - no Python, for instance. (Or Occam2, after the recent article about Transputers). But it's rather difficult to do white-space-significant code on a forum which removes leading whitespace from lines...

### Inform

No-one's mentioned Inform. Probably for very good reason. But nonetheless, my offering (and I hope the comments system doesn't mangle things too much):

"The Life and Times of Verity Stob" by Maksim Rukov

This Mortal Coil is a room. "Not a bad place, really. You should probably not leave."

The player is a woman called Verity Stob.

Instead of going nowhere in This Mortal Coil, end the story saying "You have died."

You can play it online if you fancy (if I can post URLs).

http://iplayif.com/?story=http%3A//members.iinet.net.au/~nichevo/zcode/stob.zblorb

### shirley...

the epitaph should be

"yes, we tried turning her off and on again"

TTL 0

Anymore

### Title

BSOD?

COMEFROM DUST

GOTO DUST

:DUST

If someone fancies reformatting it in a language that actually supports COMEFROM I'll be happy.

### Can't believe I forgot...

echo Oh my god, it's full of stars!

EOL

### void function?

What void function needs a return value?

### Dos?

@echo off

REM Check for heartbeat

:ALIVE

GOTO LIFE

IF NOT EXIST HEARTBEAT ==0 GOTO ALIVE

REM No heartbeat

END

:LIFE

REM carbon based life functions in here

GOTO ALIVE

### What Do You Think?

It's assumed one's epitaph is influenced by their view on the nature of life, and death. Unfortunately we readers aren't privy to those innermost of your details, so it's hard to be truly helpful.

That leaves two main schools of thought: do you continue, or do you not?

Brevity is also encouraged, for some strange reason. Perhaps the cost of cutting stone.

In the one side, it could be as simple as: !Stob

On the other: function Stob { exit(); }

Though one could see how the latter possibly indicates lack of continued existence as well. Would all depend on garbage routines in the afterlife.

Good luck finding your final words!

### Death by overflow

short life;

while( ++life ) {

enjoy( life );

}

### Technically...

We ultimately die by underflow (DNA chops off bits during cell replication)

### Underflow, you say?

In that case:

short life;

--life

while(--life)

{

enjoy(life);

}

At least that how I think it ought to go.

And why "short" life? A "long" life is surely far better?

### SQL

SELECT DAYS FROM LIFE

-------------------------

NULL

+++ATH

### intercal

I will hang on till that compiles, thanks.

### Variants on a theme

Various bad puns based on RIP:

.

.

function Peace(){

sleep(1);

}

or

while(true){ sleep(1); }

or a full class

class Stob extends Person{

const DOB; //Set your value here

const DOD; //Set your value here

public function Stob(){

\$now = new DateTime();

while(\$now < DOD){

\$this->live();

\$now = new DateTime();

}

}

public function __destruct(){

while(true){

sleep(peace);

}

}

}

\$stob = new Stob();

### Lisp

(setf verity nil)

### title goes here

verity--;

Though for mine I think I'd prefer SYS 17 or TRAP 0.

NACK!

### Thanks -\ nd

\ nd = no data - empty posting because the title was sufficient. Don't look here for meaning, reason or cleverness. This post was for the authour and not for you. Figure out yer own epitaph. One of my aunts was deflicted with a Latin version of "misers make great ancestors, but terrible relatives." Go figure. It was commissioned by her son. The first try was mis-spelled by the stone mason; which seems to encapsulate much of her life.

Next time remember: "\ nd" means "no data." because I won't post an explanation.

### More Pascal

program Stob(input, output);

begin

while Alive do

begin

live;

end;

end.

The full stop after the last end is important - it means end of the code file.

### Non computo, ergo non sum

I do not compute, therefore I am not.

### Intercal

MAYBE COME FROM LIFE

### Phython

Python could revive memories from "Monty Python". Just for a laugh

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