Sunday, March 25, 2012

Six Stages of Debugging

Geekier post than usual!

From an old and abandoned blog:
Somebody taped this on their door at work:
Six Stages of Debugging
  1. That can't happen.
  2. That doesn't happen on my machine.
  3. That shouldn't happen.
  4. Why does that happen?
  5. Oh, I see.
  6. How did that ever work?
Today is debugging blog day. I spent the entire day trying to debug a crasher that nobody knows how to reproduce, although there are multiple bug reports with the same stack trace...

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