Think of PopVote as a dry run for free and fair elections in the future.
An earlier attempt to invade the Billings home—which may have been only a “dry run”—was made after dark, according to the suspect.
On December 9, Loewen allegedly conducted a dry run, confirming that he could gain access to the tarmac.
"It didn't seem so much like a dry run as a bid for publicity," Hoffman said.
As a dry run for her trip to Europe, the Thailand visit was added to her program at the last minute.
Unfortunately, however, for the inhabitants the dry run has frequently become very wet.
Then the truck was past, en route to the mesa for the day's dry run.
Would you describe for the record what is meant in marksmanship terms by a dry run?
It was an unpainted square cottage and stood bare on the sod at the edge of dry run ravine.
After the eggs have been in the sun all day remove indoors and if dry run through a cleaned coffee mill.
A tryout, practice version, or rehearsal of something planned: One more dry run, then tomorrow we do it (1940s+)
: so the medical staff could ''dry run'' their equipment
To execute a program by hand, writing values of variables and other run-time data on paper, in order to check its operation and control flow or to track down a bug (as part of debugging). A dry run is an extreme form of desk check or code review and is practical only for fairly simple programs, small amounts of data and simple external interfaces. It was often performed off-line using a hardcopy of the source code.
Dry runs were common practice in the days when access to computers was limited but the availability of screen editors and fast compilers makes debugging by printf a more productive method in most cases. Sophisticated debuggers that allow you to get the computer to step through your source code line by line and show values of variables make even this unnecessary.