In response to the inquiry of Mr. McDonough shown below, I am posting a
quote published in the current edition of "More Programming Pearls" by
Mr. McDonough wrote:
> This is why I question a 20-80 split on write-debug. I used to see close
> to a 10-90 split in my own code, now I see closer to a 80-20 split.
> I am not an expert programmer by any means. That is why I am asked for your
> experiences. Do 'pro' progammers see a similar payoff?
"Of all my programming bugs, 80% ar syntax errors. Of the remaining
20%, 80% are trivial logic errors. Of the remaining 4%, 80% are
pointer errors. And the remaining 0.8% are hard."
IBM Watson Research Center
from More Programming Pearls by Jon Bentely, p 60
AdaWorks Software Engineering