Crash Dump Analysis AntiPatterns (Part 10)

Often engineers spend 10 minutes pursuing a certain investigation path and then prematurely closing it and switching to another. This is what I call Myopic Troubleshooting and Debugging.

This anti-pattern name was inspired by Daniel Dennett’s discussion of insufficiently patient scientists doing computer simulations:

“mistaking a failure of imagination for an insight into necessity” (Darwin’s Dangerous Idea, page 175).

Paraphrasing we can say that engineers think of impossibility where their imagination fails.

- Dmitry Vostokov @ -

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