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This article reads:

[This is a] picture of her next to the code she and her colleagues wrote for the Apollo 11 guidance computer that made the moon landing possible. [..] To clarify, there are no other kinds of printouts, like debugging printouts, or logs, or what have you, in the picture.

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Was this pile of code really written by a single team of software engineers?

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    @Einenlum: stackoverflow.com/questions/739561/… – Nate Eldredge Aug 2 '15 at 20:11
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    The software has been publicly released. This may be a good place to start looking for an answer: googlecode.blogspot.com/2009/07/… – Mark Aug 2 '15 at 23:01
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    What do you mean by "team?" Would everyone doing work for the Apollo missions be one team? Or would it break down by company? Component of responsibility? – cpast Aug 2 '15 at 23:37
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    @FranckDernoncourt I disagree that knowing the font size is essential. In fact, for example, whether it's a lot of source code printed small or a little printed large makes no difference to the answer... – Sklivvz Aug 4 '15 at 7:34
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    @Sklivvz Knowing the font size may influence whether or not you think the claim is plausible, but I can see no way in which an actual check of the facts could be dependent on the font size. – DJClayworth Aug 4 '15 at 14:11

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