Debugging statements inserted into a program that emit output or log indicators
of the program's state to a file so you can see where it dies or pin down the
cause of surprising behaviour. The term is probably a reference to the Hansel
and Gretel story from the Brothers Grimm; in several variants, a character
leaves a trail of bread crumbs so as not to get lost in the woods.
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