Jul 26, 2013
The main things I didn't learn in Engineering school was some of the more creative uses of the FORTRAN EQUIVALENCE statement and the acronym "TBD." You should have seen the confusion when I developed a system that had to process a "TBD" (to be determined) as a legitimate value. We ended out writing "(literally) TBD" in hundreds of places. Such is the stuff engineers have to put up with.