Words: Bridget Spitznagel
Music: "TURN, TURN, TURN or TO EVERYTHING THERE IS A SEASON", Pete Seeger
To everything, turn, turn, turn, There is a season, turn, turn, turn, And a time for every process under heaven A time to design, a time to write code, A time to run tests, a time to debug, A time to debug, a time to write docs, A time to de-bug... forget this, just ship it. For every hack, turn, turn, turn, There was a reason, turn, turn, turn, At the time that the comment wasn't written. A time to run and a time to dump core A time to freeze up, a time to reboot A time to leak bytes, a time to seg fault A time to deadlock [stop abruptly]
Background: Dashed off while debugging, of course. The song is largely an excuse to use the (ObSF) title. The original lyrics really *are* from Ecclesiastes. :-)
Legal frufru: Lyrics © 1996, Bridget Spitznagel. Permission granted for private noncommercial use and reproduction of these lyrics, provided that this copyright notice remains intact. Other uses are negotiable.