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machine language

A set of instructions written in symbols and graphic representations in a logical language understood by computers; it is flexible but error-prone, requiring advanced skill to write computer progams in it.
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"Our findings show that Linux contains 0.17 bugs per thousand lines of code, which is an extremely low defect rate and is evidence of the strong security of Linux.
In this 7-line program, 2 lines of code produce the 7/8-9 thread.
And rather than being replaced, they have been "patched," and therefore exploded into millions of lines of code, as new items like personal computers, international ATM's and credit cards were integrated into old standard check-clearing programs.
Chase Manhattan Bank, the nation's largest bank, has more than 200 million lines of code, in 1500 applications on 60,000 desktop, 400 mid-range computers, and scores of mainframes.
"By the year 2000, we will sell you a database manager or spreadsheet which will have ten million lines of code," Kahn says.
16 -- A new security exploit has been found that can crash and restart any iPhone with only a few lines of code. Security researcher Sabri Haddouche posted a 15-line proof-of-concept that when visited can crash and restart an iPhone or an iPad.
With guidance from Twilio developer evangelist Rob Spectre, Polcari was able to write two simple apps with just a few lines of code.
The study comprised a total of 108 million lines of code. Using the data drawn from the automated analysis, CAST made a conservative estimate of which problems would be fixed and how much it would cost to fix them, revealing an average cost of nearly $2.82 per line of code.
"Depending on which lines of code are used, the tree can create a different program to respond to environmental stimuli, like drought," he added.
Code is formatted as the user types or when lines of code are pasted, eliminating manual formatting.
By 2015, it has been estimated that there will be around 100 million lines of code on a high-end car.