Ruminations on Automated Debugging (Part 1)

In one of my previous posts I told the fictitious story about the power of human mind in debugging:

Can computers debug?

Here is another software defect that I think might require a human-computer pair to fix it. Consider the following problem description: after connecting to a remote desktop and launching an office suite application a display shows some aberrations and black lines appear and disappear frequently. If this depends on a real non-virtualized hardware then I don’t see easily how to quantify screen aberrations to setup an automated debugger procedure to locate the code especially if the problem disappears on a virtual machine.

- Dmitry Vostokov @ + -

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