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Re: Heisenbugs

Petter Reinholdtsen <pere@hungry.com> wrote:

> [Frank Küster]
>> I probably understand what you mean, but what exactly is a Heisenbug?
>> What's the complementary quantity to buggyness that gives a product
>> smaller than \hbar?
> <URL:http://www.jargon.net/jargonfile/h/heisenbug.html>:

Thanks to all for all the links. Let me answer my question myself,

\Delta b x \Delta d >= \hbar,

where \Delta b is the buggyness, or distance from desired behavior, and
\Delta d is the quantity of debugging output, or the uncertainty in
knowing what the program does.

Thanks, Frank
Frank Küster
Inst. f. Biochemie der Univ. Zürich
Debian Developer

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