A Northumbria University lecturer has helped devise a scheme to use music to catch computer bugs.
Dr Paul Vickers from Northumbria and Professor James Alty from Loughborough University’s Department of Computer Science have come up with an idea that would see features of computer programming languages being given short, musical themes. All similar instructions would be given related tunes so that any bug would be easily identified within the system.
“To ensure the musicality of the system and to prevent harmonic clashes we designed all the tunes so that they complemented each other,” said Paul, a principal lecturer in Informatics.
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