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Nasser Abbasi <[log in to unmask]>
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Nasser Abbasi <[log in to unmask]>
Thu, 20 Mar 1997 16:06:09 -0800
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> From [log in to unmask] Thu Mar 20 10:44:01 1997
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> Posting-Date: Thu, 20 Mar 1997 12:07 +0000 (GMT)
> Date: Thu, 20 Mar 1997 12:07:00 +0000
> From: "Pickett, Michael" <[log in to unmask]>
> Subject: Re: Info request: Code development cycle
> To: [log in to unmask]
> (I missed the start of this thread because my mail host appears to have lost
> everything since last Friday, but here goes ...)
> I interviewed a chap recently, and I asked him about his approach to
> debugging. He told me that he rarely used a debugger, finding it much more
> effective to examine his sources and, from them, to understand why an error
> occurred, rather than poke around to see what was happening.
> I discovered that he was ex-army, trained in mine clearance.
> Perhaps I should have a word with our training department. :-)
> --Michael--

obviously this chap is a good programmer.

very few programmers do desktop inspection of their code, they
would rather spend/waste allot of time in the debugger than just
make a clean print out of the source, and go over the code to try to
see where the problem is.