mandelbug

<jargon, programming>

/man'del-buhg/ (From the Mandelbrot set) A bug whose underlying causes are so complex and obscure as to make its behaviour appear chaotic or even nondeterministic. This term implies that the speaker thinks it is a Bohr bug, rather than a heisenbug.

See also schroedinbug.

[Jargon File]

Last updated: 1995-02-08

Nearby terms:

Mandelbrot, BenoitMandelbrot setmandelbugMandy Rice-Davis Appliesmanged

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