Desk check

<programming> To grovel over hardcopy of source code, mentally simulating the control flow; a method of catching bugs.

No longer common practice in this age of on-screen editing, fast compiles, and sophisticated debuggers - though some maintain stoutly that it ought to be.

Compare dry run, eyeball search, vdiff, vgrep.

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