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Software bug costs Citigroup $7m after legit transactions mistaken for test data for 15 years

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Re: Interesting footnote

"EBCDIC presumably?"

I'm thinking perhaps the original programmers didn't know or had forgotten about that and assumed ASCII expecting strcmp() or a similar string comparison function to work ok. Either that or they never expected letters to appear in those 3 positions. Either way, clearly their testing procedures sucked.

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