Appendix A: Root-Cause Checklist


A.1 Design errors

A.1.1 Data structures

  • A data definition is missing.

  • A data definition is incorrect.

  • A data definition is unclear.

  • A data definition is contradictory.

  • A data definition is out of order.

  • A shared-data access control is missing.

  • A shared-data access control is incorrect.

  • A shared-data access control is out of order.

A.1.2 Algorithms

  • A logic sequence is missing.

  • A logic sequence is superfluous.

  • A logic sequence is incorrect.

  • A logic sequence is out of order.

  • An input check is missing.

  • An input check is superfluous.

  • An input check is incorrect.

  • An input check is out of order.

  • An output definition is missing.

  • An output definition is superfluous.

  • An output definition is incorrect.

  • An output definition is out of order.

  • A special-condition handler is missing.

  • A special-condition handler is superfluous.

  • A special-condition handler is incorrect.

  • A special-condition handler is out of order.

A.1.3 User-interface specification

  • An assumption about the user is invalid.

  • A specification item is missing.

  • A specification item is superfluous.

  • A specification item is incorrect.

  • A specification item is unclear.

  • Specification items are out of order.

A.1.4 Software-interface specification

  • An assumption about collateral software is invalid.

  • A specification item is missing.

  • A specification item is superfluous.

  • A specification item is incorrect.

  • A specification item is unclear.

  • Specification items are out of order.

A.1.5 Hardware-interface specification

  • An assumption about the hardware is invalid.

  • A specification item is missing.

  • A specification item is superfluous.

  • A specification item is incorrect.

  • A specification item is unclear.

  • Specification items are out of order.




Debugging by Thinking. A Multidisciplinary Approach
Debugging by Thinking: A Multidisciplinary Approach (HP Technologies)
ISBN: 1555583075
EAN: 2147483647
Year: 2002
Pages: 172

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