Programs which fail and then return status code 0 are SUPER COOL GUYS

@sir it feels very like such http response:

200 {"status": "not_found", "code": 404}

@sir weirdest API I worked with would do 302 redirect to error page.

@sir I once wrote a script which returns 0 on failure. A while later, I wrote a second script which ran the first script, and re-ran it if it failed. Ended up bricking a microcontroller because the first script failed without being retried.

Friends don't let friends return improper status codes.

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