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Date: Thu, 13 Dec 2012 21:46:38 -0600
From: John Griessen <john AT ecosensory DOT com>
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To: geda-user AT delorie DOT com
Subject: Re: [geda-user] Find rat lines
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On 12/13/2012 09:27 PM, John Doty wrote:
> for finding an incidental short, "the least number of traces" is a heuristic. There's no guarantee that those are the correct traces to break.

Combined with the heavy weighting on traces known to be self and widespread,
and often involved in difficult to debug shorts, like VCC and GND, the minimum number of cuts
will be very helpful and close to the problem, or suggest removing a trace that touches in multiple places.

John

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