|debuggers - request for information email@example.com (Arne Watnelie) (1995-07-12)|
|Re: debuggers - request for information firstname.lastname@example.org (steve (s.s.) simmons) (1995-07-17)|
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|Re: debuggers - request for information firstname.lastname@example.org (1995-07-18)|
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|Re: debuggers - request for information firstname.lastname@example.org (1995-07-19)|
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|From:||"steve (s.s.) simmons" <firstname.lastname@example.org>|
|Keywords:||debug, design, bibliography|
|Organization:||Bell-Northern Research Ltd.|
|Date:||Mon, 17 Jul 1995 13:08:52 GMT|
> In the work with my master thesis, I have searched internet and libraries
> for debugging related information, with little luck. Maybe I'm the only one
> who don't manage to write correct programs? :-)
You really can't be looking too hard.... Anyway, here is a couple of sources...
ACM SIGPLDI '92 -- Conference proceedings... This has a couple of articles on
debugging optimized code. Yes, I was one of the authors.
Next, look at those bibliographies. They will point you at other articles.
You keep building a bibliography list from there.
Debuggers ... hmmm.... here some stuff on them...
- upto late 70's: Mostly hex debuggers. Some were interactive
but you would require the entire machine. Mainframe developers used
snap and abend dumps.
- early 80's: Symbolic debuggers were the rage. VAX Debug, dbx, interlisp, etc.
- mid 80's: Window based debuggers. Suntools, Codeview, Objectcenter's C.
- late 80's: Open debugging file formats. GDB, stabs, DWARF, etc..
- early 90's: Debugging optimized code. See above reference.
- mid 90's: Interpretive debuggers??? Debugging complex relationships
like entire arrays or complex data structures. A good example is
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