Top Ten Reasons why I can't debug my own programs!
by David Pleacher
This Top Ten List came about after I became upset with my C++ students not debugging their own programs.
#10 This is what teachers are paid for -- I don't get
paid for coming to school!
#9 I don't need to pay attention to the discussions.
I have all the notes in a file.
Besides, I can get a
head start on my programs!
#8 I'll write the whole program first; then start to
debug it. In fact,
I'll write the whole program in
main -- I'll split it up later.
#7 The teacher didn't teach the topic well enough!
#6 Why should I put in cout statements to test
values? Then I have to take those
#5 What does the teacher mean -- syntax errors,
logic errors, and run-time errors?
#4 I don't need to look at the errors or the warnings.
The teacher can tell me what
#3 I'll write the whole program without comments.
I'll put them in later if I have time.
#2 I don't have time for debugging -- I have better
things to do with my time.
Besides, what's old
man Pleacher have to do with his time?
#1 I don't use flowcharts -- Flowcharts are for