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On Tue, 9 Oct 2007 10:09:40 -0500, Javier Guerra <>

>On Tuesday 09 October 2007 10:02, Luiz Henrique de Figueiredo wrote:
>> > >Next, I'd try to run the software on a barebones Linux or BSD
>> > >type machine, since you say your script is just doing basic I/O and
>> > >is not using any goofy peripherals.
>> >
>> > I'll try that too.
>> I think that's your best bet right now. If the error persists, then
>> it'll allow more people to look into it.
>what i find very strange on this case is: how did you get a ten-thousand-line 
>system, and only now you find it doesn't work?
>IOW, wasn't it written incrementally? write a little, test it, write some 

I did write it incrementally, and it worked fine until I had these
weird errors crop up. In fact, it still works fine on the other
machines on which it is installed.

I've been writing software for almost 40 years, and I'm pretty certain
that this is NOT a "normal" kind of bug.