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I just noticed the tag Heisenbug. There are only 15 questions tagged with it.

I assume this is a bug that's hard to track down.

Just thought I'd open a discussion as to whether it's a proper tag, since I'm not sure whether De-Heisenbugging is really substantially different from debugging (~4000 questions).

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Just to be clear - I'm voting up 'cos it should be a tag. – martin clayton Sep 24 '10 at 23:54
There may be more than 15, but looking at them changes them. But more seriously, it is a common, understood term so I reckon let it be. – Marc Gravell Sep 25 '10 at 15:23

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I'd say yes, it can be a distinct tag - bugs and debugging are bread and butter. But bugs that go away only when you diagnose them - which is what the term 'Heisenbug' means to me - are different ... and annoying!

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