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Combining Algorithmic Debugging and Program Slicing

Silva, Josep and Chitil, Olaf (2006) Combining Algorithmic Debugging and Program Slicing. In: Proceedings of the 8th ACM SIGPLAN international conference on Principles and practice of declarative. ACM, New York, USA, pp. 157-166. ISBN 1-59593-388-3. (doi:10.1145/1140335.1140355)

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Currently, program slicing and algorithmic debugging are two of the most relevant debugging techniques for declarative languages. They help programmers to find bugs in a semiautomatic manner. On the one hand, program slicing is a technique to extract those program fragments that (potentially) affect the values computed at some point of interest. On the other hand, algorithmic debugging is able to locate a bug by automatically generating a series of questions and processing the programmer's answers. In this work, we show for functional languages how the combination of both techniques produces a more powerful debugging schema that reduces the number of questions that programmers must answer to locate a bug.

Item Type: Book section
DOI/Identification number: 10.1145/1140335.1140355
Uncontrolled keywords: program slicing, algorithmic debugging
Subjects: Q Science > QA Mathematics (inc Computing science) > QA 76 Software, computer programming,
Divisions: Faculties > Sciences > School of Computing > Theoretical Computing Group
Depositing User: Olaf Chitil
Date Deposited: 24 Nov 2008 18:04 UTC
Last Modified: 23 Jan 2020 04:02 UTC
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