desk check

desk check

[′desk ‚chek]
(computer science)

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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Instead of employing the traditional front desk check in process, guests have the option to check in remotely and enter their room immediately upon arrival by swiping their personal smartphone against a mobile access-compatible lock.
Desk Check. During desk check, the inspectors read and review the information.
I made my way to the reception where the lady at the desk checked me in and then told me not to be so nervous.
The man at the reception desk checks the logbook for the day's appointments.
Vehicle Verification Desk checked 2820 vehicles and issued certificates to them while seven stolen/tempered vehicles were provided to Anti-Car Lifting Cell.
"The desk checked it and the boarding gate checked it and waved me through."
If next time I fly to New York the agreeable young Hispanic at the immigration desk checks my name against The List, turns white, presses a button beneath his desk and asks me to step to one side, sir, I'll have no one to blame but myself.
The resident's daughter believed her mother's death could have been prevented had the person at the front desk checked out the situation immediately upon notification.
The woman at the desk checked the computer again and those names of the patients at Clatterbridge Hospital to advise me that he was not a patient in either hospital.