Geht/GehtFast Methode

English translation: addendum

10:19 Feb 6, 2001
German to English translations [PRO]
Tech/Engineering
German term or phrase: Geht/GehtFast Methode
In a text on developing source code:

Die Initialisierung des Microcontrollers musste mit viel Zeitaufwand und nach der Geht/GehtFast-Methode durchgeführt werden.
David Rumsey
Canada
Local time: 04:48
English translation:addendum
Explanation:
Below is the URL I should have referenced
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Tom Funke
Local time: 07:48
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Summary of answers provided
naTrial-and-error method
Andy Lemminger
naget / get fast
Alexander Schleber
naaddendum
Tom Funke
naworks/almost works method
Tom Funke


  

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22 mins
works/almost works method


Explanation:
I don't have much to back this up, but in AltaVista (English)
_feasable/almost feasable_ registered no hits, while _works/almost works_ registered one hit, in which testing is done with three outcomes:
works; almost; broken

HTH Tom


    AltaVista
Tom Funke
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25 mins
addendum


Explanation:
Below is the URL I should have referenced


    Reference: http://mail-index.netbsd.org/port-i386/1996/05/26/0026.html
Tom Funke
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1 hr
get / get fast


Explanation:
Again I think a spelling mistake. I microrporcessors you have so-called "get cycles" in which information is for instance recovered from RAM or a cache, or a procedure is called up. In German it is frequently (if old-style) called a "Holanweisung".


    Schleber, Computer Englisch
Alexander Schleber
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Andy Lemminger
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3 days 3 hrs
Trial-and-error method


Explanation:
Geht/GehtFast isn't a technical term. Literally it means "It works, it almost works" meaning that they had to try a lot of things until they finally could make it run. To translate adequately I would use "trial-and-error method"


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Andy Lemminger
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