Tuesday, October 18, 2005

Debugging

Ok, so I spent the better part of my day debugging a problem that I just couldn't figure out. Do you ever get into those types of funks? You see a problem, you have an inkling of what the solution could be but you just can't figure it out. So you keep digging...not knowing that your day is slowly, steadily.... just...slipping....away.

You know you should stop but you end up wanting to try one more thing. Pretty soon it is 4:30 and time to go home! So at exactly 4:30 you try something really simple and it works!

Why oh why couldn't I have tried that in the morning. I was thinking about it but I thought:

"too simple anand."

- Arghh

2 Comments:

Blogger Memcco346 said...

This comment has been removed by a blog administrator.

Tuesday, October 18, 2005 8:04:00 pm

 
Anonymous justice_gray said...

Anand!! My friend, you need to turn on anonymous commentary so that others can rail to your side.

Most of the classic difficult debugging problems are things so simple that they are overlooked - for example, a string comparison that fails because there's an extra character at the beginning of the string, or other errors that I *never* encounter! ;)

One thing that I've always suffered from is the obsessive-compulsive need to get everything right before I go to bed...when doing some coding the other night, I kept edging clsoer and closer and *needed* to finish what I was doing and make it right. Sucks when you need to be going to bed at 9 and you just end up staying up most of the night!

Wednesday, October 19, 2005 9:28:00 am

 

Post a Comment

Links to this post:

Create a Link

<< Home