Display of Functional Values for Debugging

Davie, Thomas and Chitil, Olaf (2006) Display of Functional Values for Debugging. In: Draft Proceedings of the 18th International Symposium on Implementation and Application of Functional Languages, IFL 2006, Budapest, Hungary. (Full text available)

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Abstract

Functional values are used naturally in higher order functional programs, as they are commonly passed around or returned by other function. As such any debugger for these languages must be capable of conveying information about functional values to the user. Current debuggers are limited to displaying the name of the function, or a partial application. In this paper we study two alternative methods of displaying functional values, and their effect on a popular debugging method (Algorithmic Debugging).

Item Type: Conference or workshop item (Paper)
Uncontrolled keywords: functional programs, Haskell, tracing
Subjects: Q Science > QA Mathematics (inc Computing science) > QA 76 Software, computer programming,
Divisions: Faculties > Science Technology and Medical Studies > School of Computing > Theoretical Computing Group
Depositing User: Mark Wheadon
Date Deposited: 24 Nov 2008 18:03
Last Modified: 06 Sep 2011 01:32
Resource URI: http://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/14413 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
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