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Old 06-02-2006, 09:35 PM   #1
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watching the history channel. terms "bug" and "debug". where did they come from?
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Bug - A error or glitch in a program

Debug - Removing or fixing of the bug in order to make the program work better, sometimes known as a version such as 1.0, 1.1, 1.2..
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The question though, why was the term "bug" coined, rather than "glitch" or "error"?

Why would either term, error or glitch, be considered a synonym for "bug"?
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ugh, i believe it was because an actual "bug" was found in a computer once that was causing it to mess up. So they found the bug, and took it out.

something like that...
http://slashdot.org/it/03/09/09/1631...id=126&tid=128
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Fair enough
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Where did the term computer "bug" come from

well dont look at me. :P
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The orignal computers were made of TUBES that glowed and generated quite alot of heat. The computer bug was a moth that flew into one of the first computers and caused it to fail.

http://www.jamesshuggins.com/h/tek1/...mputer_bug.htm

Believe it or not, i knew this before i googled it.
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I know this one...from my "A" school Navy days:

Yes, the term literally came from a bug being inside a computer. It was on board a Naval ship, when computers were first being introduced to them (if memory serves, it was an analog range computer for targeting). A moth had gotten into one of the relay contacts and, well, prevented the relay from doing its thing. So there you have it...

Damn, got beaten to it...WTG Xac!
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