The Soul of a New Machine - The Case of the Missing NAND Gate Summary & Analysis

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The Case of the Missing NAND Gate Summary and Analysis

April came and the Eagle was still in the debugging stage. Debugging continues after a computer is on the market, sometimes for years. Some minor defects might never become known before the machine's life is over. Defects can create problems so it is important that they identify and fix as many as they can, especially the more important ones. Alsing and Rasala talked West into obtaining a micro-diagnostic program or the task might have taken much longer. "According to the Eclipse Group's theory of debugging a computer, you did not try to prove by exhaustive analysis that the machine was in all its details logically correct. You exercised the computer instead, and fixed it when it didn't work. The higher-level diagnostics had to provide the exhaustive analysis, in other...

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