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Source-Based Trace Exploration

Chitil, Olaf (2005) Source-Based Trace Exploration. In: Grelck, Clemens and Huch, Frank and Michaelson, Greg and Trinder, Phil, eds. Implementation and Application of Functional Languages 16th International Workshop. Lecture Notes in Computer Science . Springer, Berlin, Germany, pp. 126-141. ISBN 978-3-540-26094-3. E-ISBN 978-3-540-32038-8. (doi:10.1007/11431664_8) (KAR id:14347)

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Tracing a computation is a key method for program comprehension and debugging. Hat is a tracing system for Haskell 98 programs. During a computation a trace is recorded in a file; then the user studies the trace with a collection of viewing tools. Different views are complementary and can productively be used together. Experience shows that users of the viewing tools find it hard to keep orientation and navigate to a point of interest in the trace. Hence this paper describes a new viewing tool where navigation through the trace is based on the program source. The tool combines ideas from algorithmic debugging, traditional stepping debuggers and dynamic program slicing.

Item Type: Book section
DOI/Identification number: 10.1007/11431664_8
Uncontrolled keywords: functional programming, Haskell, tracing, debugging
Subjects: Q Science > QA Mathematics (inc Computing science) > QA 76 Software, computer programming,
Divisions: Divisions > Division of Computing, Engineering and Mathematical Sciences > School of Computing
Depositing User: Olaf Chitil
Date Deposited: 24 Nov 2008 18:03 UTC
Last Modified: 16 Feb 2021 12:25 UTC
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