Heisenbug Definition

noun

(computing) A software bug which fails to manifest itself during debugging; a problem that cannot be diagnosed in the debugger because it does not occur in that environment.

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heisenbug
Plural:
heisenbugs

Origin of Heisenbug

  • (ca. 1983) Named for the Heisenberg uncertainty principle, which states very roughly that any attempt to measure the position of a subatomic particle will disrupt its movement, making it harder to predict.

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