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We have an in-house debugging tool, written by yours truly, that we use for capturing TCP/IP-based trace messages between components in our multiple-computer, multiprocessor, multithreaded application. One of my cohorts, through a bug in his component, managed to crash the tool yesterday with one of his messages.

The conundrum: how to debug a TCP/IP-based debugging tool when the bug is triggered by a TCP/IP message?

You go old school: TRACE(...);, which for you youngsters is essentially console output to the Visual Studio debug output window. The TRACE messages got me down to one area of code, a bit of recursive logic used for one of the internal data structures.

This is where it got really old school: I actually printed four pages of code to look at, all at once, on my desk. I haven't done this in years. I wish we had some green bar[^] for our office laser printer to make my nostalgia complete.
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