I have the book (which is a good read). Zeller invented "delta debugging", an implementation of which was referred to by a previous poster.

Emery Berger
Associate Professor
Dept. of Computer Science
University of Massachusetts

On Wed, Oct 21, 2009 at 10:39 AM, Eliot Moss <moss@cs.umass.edu> wrote:
I've not read it, but just saw an announcement of this book,
which might be relevant to what you are talking about:

Why Programs Fail: A Guide to Systematic Debugging, Second Edition by Andreas Zeller
Morgan Kaufmann Publishers 2009 (425 pages)
ISBN: 9780123745156
Covering a wide range of tools and techniques ranging from hands-on observation to fully automated
diagnoses, this book discusses bugs in computer programs, how to find them, how to reproduce them,
and how to fix them so they do not occur anymore.

Best wishes -- Eliot

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