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thinking before debugging

Published 2012-08-20 @ 14:42

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I think this is a fantastic quote:

“Ken [Thompson] taught me that thinking before debugging is extremely important. If you dive into the bug, you tend to fix the local issue in the code, but if you think about the bug first, how the bug came to be, you often find and correct a higher-level problem in the code that will improve the design and prevent further bugs.”

Rob Pike