Microsoft Rewards Bing Homepage Trivia Question: What does the programming mnemonic HCF stand for?
The given options are:
- Help code folder
- Highly compressed file
- Halt and catch fire
Correct Answer: Halt and catch fire
Fact: An HCF command in a computer processor’s code will cause the processor to freeze up. The ‘catch fire’ part is a joking reference to the processor overheating. Though these commands can be introduced by accident, some engineers include them to test a processor’s functionality.