heisenbug

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Etymology[edit]

(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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  • IPA(key): /ˈhaɪzənˌbʌɡ/
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heisenbug (plural heisenbugs)

  1. (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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