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lean methodology tco  programming errors. After a clean compilation is obtained, that is, one without any compilation diagnostics, the programmer should then desk check his or her program. Desk-checking refers to the process of playing computer with the source code/listing, that is, following every step in the program and analyzing what will take place as the routine is processed. Desk-checking is probably the most useful tool in debugging a program and it is the most neglected and abused. Many programmers, immediately Read More

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