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Dictionary of Debugging: Hang

Tuesday, June 23rd, 2009

This is the first draft entry for the forthcoming Dictionary of Debugging (ISBN: 978-1906717353). The entry format is not final and more information will be added to individual entries in the future.


The perceived absence of response from a present program, service or system, either visual or functional.

References: Hangs explained, The difference between crashes and hangs explained

Synonyms: freeze, stop, halt.

Antonyms: live.

Similar: sluggish.

Also: crash.

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