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Author Brown, P. J.
Source ACM Digital Library
Content type Text
Publisher Association for Computing Machinery (ACM)
File Format PDF
Language English
Subject Keyword Compiler ♦ High-resolution display ♦ Programming environment ♦ Error messages ♦ Pascal
Abstract The quality of error messages produced by software used in the field was tested by a simple experiment; it was found to be far from adequate. The results of the experiment are analyzed, and some responses which tend to collaborate the original findings are discussed. Finally, some suggestions are made for improving the quality of error messages.
Description Affiliation: Univ. of Kent, Canterbury, England (Brown, P. J.)
Age Range 18 to 22 years ♦ above 22 year
Educational Use Research
Education Level UG and PG
Learning Resource Type Article
Publisher Date 2005-08-01
Publisher Place New York
Journal Communications of the ACM (CACM)
Volume Number 26
Issue Number 4
Page Count 4
Starting Page 246
Ending Page 249


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Source: ACM Digital Library