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Is 'debugger' a British term?

countertrolling (1585477) writes | more than 3 years ago

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Yes i guess (1)

EMG at MU (1194965) | more than 3 years ago | (#35684148)

The term came about because a bug was stuck in one of the early computers and someone had to 'debug' the computer to get it to work. I believe it was a British woman who coined the term. I dont remember her name right now, but she was a pioneer of computer engineering if I recall correctly.

Re:Yes i guess (1)

countertrolling (1585477) | more than 3 years ago | (#35684250)

I'm sorry.. maybe I didn't make myself clear [slashdot.org] .

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