It was 3.30 pm on the very last day of the ongoing test
match when there was an urgent call for INFOSYS and it was from no
other than the SRI LANKA CRICKET BOARD .
I picked up the receiver :"Hello ? This is INFOSYS ".
Frantically came a voice "This is the Secretary of Board of Cricket
Control of Sri Lanka .We have got a serious problem."
" What's it ?" asked I . There came the reply :
" Our scoreboard , though electronic , is a bit old one. It can show
only three digits . And the pace with which
De Silva is scoring runs , 1000 will be scored any time.
After that , Lanka will be scoring from zero again ,as it will look!!"
I immediately met my bosses and an urgent meetting was
called. After it was over , it was clear that INFOSYS cannot give the
solution within one hour as per their request.
"So", I told him , " Please tell De Silva to get out and Lanka to
finish their innings slowly as we are unable to give you this R1K
He sighed "O.K.". AAnd you know the rest .
BUT AT 5:30 P.M, AFTER CONSULTING WITH OUR FRONTLINE BOWLERS(THEY ARE
DAMN SURE THAT THEY CANNOT BOWL THE OPPOSITION OUT), WE HAVE FINALLY
DECIDED THAT WE WILL NOT EXPAND THE "RUNS" VARIABLE AS OF NOW, BUT
TAKING INTO ACCOUNT THE CONFIDENCE OF OUR BOWLERS, WE HAVE THE 'R1K'
SOLUTION FOR THIS PROBLEM....
WE'LL BE USING ONE BYTE OF THE "WICKET" VARIABLE AS 'SINGLE BYTE
TESTING OF THIS WILL BE DONE IN THE SECOND TEST......
WE'RE DAMN SURE THAT WE CAN CAPTURE THE DATA DURING THE COURSE OF THE
WITH THIS WE'LL BE GETTING MORE PROJECTS FROM DIFFERENT BOARDS.....