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R

Read source code, 222–24

defined, 222

potential problems, 223

purpose, 222

questions answered, 223

refined tactics, 223

related tactics, 223–24

See also Debugging tactics

Reasoning

based on facts, 40

in both directions, 29–30

Red herrings

defined, 30

watching for, 30–31

Redundancy exploitation, 446–47, 450

Remove function

breakpoint at, 119

missing statement in, 131

no termination condition check, 117

not updating _last variable, 121

unguarded reference, 114, 116

Repeating, debugging by, 11

“Reporter’s method,” 43

Research, 414–27

Allwood and Bjhorhag, 1991, 425

Anderson and Jeffries, 1985, 416–17

Brooke and Duncan, 1980, 415

Carver, 1989, 423–24

Ebrahami, 1994, 425–26

Gilmore and Smith, 1984, 415–16

Gould, 1975, 414–15

Gugerty and Olsen, 1987, 419–20

Katz and Anderson, 1988, 421–23

Kessler and Anderson, 1987, 420

Spohrer, Soloway, and Pope, 1985, 417–18

Spohrer and Soloway, 1987, 420–21

Stone, Jordon, and Wright, 1990, 424–25

summary, 426–27

Vessey, 1985, 1986, 418–19

Vessey, 1989, 423

Youngs, 1974, 414

See also Way of the psychologist

Resources, per Schoenfeld, 183

Reviewing methods, 509–13

later, 513

now, 509

Revision Control System (RCS), 59

Robustness, 210–11

hypotheses, 211

questions, 210

Root-cause analysis, 362–63

database records, 363

defined, 362

statistical summaries, 363

tools, 380

_Root variable, 116, 117

as null pointer, 154

updating, 157

Rule-based behavior, 391–92

Rule-based errors, 400–401

categories, 400

example, 401

rule selection factors, 400

See also Error causes

Rules

actions, 405

bad, application of, 404–7

conditions, 403, 404–5

formerly effective, 405–6

good, misapplication of, 401–4

ineffective, 405

occasionally effective, 406–7

problems, 403–4

strength, 403

Runtime heap checking, 245–46

defined, 245

language specifics, 246

potential problems, 245

purpose, 245

questions answered, 245

refined tactics, 245–46

related tactics, 246

tactics selection, 246

See also Debugging tactics

Runtime stack checking, 243–45

defined, 243

language specifics, 245

potential problems, 244

purpose, 244

questions answered, 244

refined tactics, 244

related tactics, 244

tactics selection, 244–45

See also Debugging tactics

Runtime subscript checking, 242–43

defined, 242

language specifics, 243

potential problems, 242

purpose, 242

questions answered, 242

related tactics, 243

tactics selection, 243

See also Debugging tactics




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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