Search the Config File

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You open up a mess of nested files containing sparsely updated XMLs and JSONs. After poking around for about an hour you find some files which appears to be used while running the code. You know this because you edited some things in the XML labeled Spring_2020_Scenario_5c.xml and the code broke. So you changed it back.

It’s hundreds of lines and you notice a handful of values which you swear you’ve seen throughout the code. It’s practically a crapshoot finding anything useful. Nothing is labeled and there appears to be next to no units included in the file.

What do you do?

  1. This is just a lost cause, go back to StepDataUpdate(Messages)
  2. Mess around with ‘vec_size_dynamic’
  3. Mess around with ‘sensitivity’
  4. Mess around with ‘ABD_init’
  5. Mess around with ‘MAX_NUM_HUYT’

Published by B McGraw

B McGraw has lived a long and successful professional life as a software developer and researcher. After completing his BS in spaghetti coding at the department of the dark arts at Cranberry Lemon in 2005 he wasted no time in getting a masters in debugging by print statement in 2008 and obtaining his PhD with research in screwing up repos on Github in 2014. That's when he could finally get paid. In 2018 B McGraw finally made the big step of defaulting on his student loans and began advancing his career by adding his name on other people's research papers after finding one grammatical mistake in the Peer Review process.

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