[Answer] What does the programming mnemonic HCF stand for?

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.


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