[vcf-midatlantic] What we can learn from vintage computing

Dave McGuire mcguire at neurotica.com
Fri Dec 23 01:00:19 UTC 2022

On 12/22/22 19:58, Neil Cherry wrote:
> On 12/22/22 18:24, Dave McGuire via vcf-midatlantic wrote:
>>    We are, but "Heisenbugs" can be very nasty, and front panels don't 
>> lie.
> Heisenbugs, must remember that!  Much better than phase of the moon errors.

   Oh, I'm sure you've chased them as many times as I have.  Bugs that 
disappear as soon as you run the code under a debugger, or insert some 
printf() instrumentation, etc.  Infuriating!  Debugging on a front panel 
brings no such nonsense.


Dave McGuire, AK4HZ
New Kensington, PA

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