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Richard W Hunt
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Unusual error message

I ran across this error code sort of by accident. I'll let you see it for yourself rather than try to explain the accident. On OpenVMS 7.3-2, issue this command:

$ write sys$output f$message( 2929 )

That is DECIMAL 2929, not HEX. Tell me what it means.
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Wim Van den Wyngaert
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Re: Unusual error message

Monthy Python phrase. As old as the hovercraft itself. And a discussion ...

http://forums11.itrc.hp.com/service/forums/questionanswer.do?threadId=1133539

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Hoff
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Re: Unusual error message

An engineer by the name of Mark added that message. If you upgrade, Mark left an additional (obvious) easter egg in SSDEF in newer OpenVMS versions. Poke around for some of my HP-vintage OpenVMS presentations and you'll find these and some other easter eggs listed.

Wim Van den Wyngaert
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Re: Unusual error message

Don't try this at work
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p_ve37gVwxw

Note that Cleese is now 69 !

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