Is there a proper idiomatic translation of "Debug" into the Russian Language? I am not sure about "наладка программы", which I found on en.bab.la

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    Обезжучиваем программы! :)
    – Karlson
    Commented Jun 19, 2012 at 21:12
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    The only traditional and widely used form is "отладка" (and "отладчик" for 'debugger'), for a few decades. But there are new flows. The book "Наука отладки" (books.ru/books/nauka-otladki-86536) carries "отладка" on the cover but intentionally uses "наладка" inside through the whole text. I don't have English original (amazon.com/The-Science-Debugging-Matt-Telles/dp/1576109178) so I can't determine whether it's affected by the latter. And, "наладка" isn't accepted by the community.
    – Netch
    Commented Nov 17, 2012 at 13:45
  • Наладка is usually used for hardware tuning.
    – Artemix
    Commented Jul 26, 2013 at 21:50
  • @Artemix after some rethinking I would prefer "наладка" for a particular system installation and configuring, but "отладка" for fixing of a program or component "in vitro".
    – Netch
    Commented Nov 7, 2013 at 6:44

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If you mean the software context, then it's отла́дка:

отла́дка програ́ммы (debugging of a program)
отла́живать програ́мму (to debug a program)
отла́дчик (debugger)

But sometimes speak on slang (Runglush):


For example: Вчера весь вечер дебажил программу.

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    отладка, поиск ошибок в программе.
    – Yurij73
    Commented Jun 19, 2012 at 22:17
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    +1 Also, debugger = отладчик, I think you should include that in your answer too Commented Jun 19, 2012 at 23:17
  • I have also heard "дебужить" as a slang verb for debug. Commented Oct 20, 2013 at 22:53
  • I would not include this slang here. It is not Russian.
    – Anixx
    Commented Oct 22, 2013 at 7:46
  • I agree. The question was about translation, not about the words used.
    – texnic
    Commented Oct 22, 2013 at 17:47

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