Bug types

If your Project Manager ever asks you to classify the bug choose one of these.

  • Bohrbug – is a “good, solid bug”. 
  • Hiesenbug – seems to disappear or alter its behaviour when one attempts to study it.
  • Mandelbug – underlying causes are so complex and obscure as to make its behaviour appear chaotic or even non-deterministic.
  • Schrödinbug or Schroedinbug – doesn’t manifest until someone reading source or using the program in an unusual way notices that it never should have worked, at which point the program promptly stops working for everybody until fixed.
  • Hindenbug – is a bug with catastrophic behaviour.
  • Higgs Bugson – predicted to exist based on a small number of possibly related event log entries and vague anecdotal user reports.
  • Loch Ness Monster Bug – cannot be reproduced or has only been sighted by one person.
  • Mad Girlfriend Bug – When you see something strange happening, but the software is telling you everything is fine.
  • Hydra bug – when any attempt made to fix it introduces two new bugs.
  • Common Law Feature – existed for so long that it’s considered a feature or feechur.