your favorite debugging tool?

Esmail ebonak at
Tue Aug 25 22:33:53 CEST 2009

Ben Finney wrote:
> Esmail <ebonak at> writes:
>> Hi Ben,
>> Ben Finney wrote:
>>> Whenever a simple output statement is too cumbersome for debugging, I
>>> take it as a sign that the program is too cumbersome to follow.
>> I'll have to think about this .. though my gut says this is true :-)
> Note that it's only a sign, *not* an ironclad guarantee. But it's the
> right way to bet, IME.

:-) .. I took it as a rule of thumb too .. I didn't meant to imply
anything more serious. These design guidelines help though.


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