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RE: error mesage convention [was: Re: st: Importing data with infile: Identifying records with problems]


From   Maarten buis <maartenbuis@yahoo.co.uk>
To   statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
Subject   RE: error mesage convention [was: Re: st: Importing data with infile: Identifying records with problems]
Date   Thu, 3 Sep 2009 15:13:23 +0000 (GMT)

--- Sergiy Radyakin wrote:
> Hi Maarten, this is exactly the problem, without having the
> user's input, I don't know where the problem is, so the only
> choice is to ask to send me the FULL trace of the program
> execution.

I have never had to ask for a full trace of one of my 
programs. When I get a bug report I usually spent quite a lot 
of time with the reporter to recreate the problem using a 
dataset that we both have access to. This has a number of 
advantages:

- Often you already find the problem during this process of
recreating the problem.

- If not, I find debugging and fixing a lot easier if I have
an example on my own computer to play with.

- Once I fixed it, I can put that example in my certification
script to make sure I won't introduce the same bug again.

-- Maarten

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Maarten L. Buis
Institut fuer Soziologie
Universitaet Tuebingen
Wilhelmstrasse 36
72074 Tuebingen
Germany

http://www.maartenbuis.nl
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