After a code editor, the debugger is probably the tool used most often by a developer. Most IDEs will include a source code debugger. The debugger allows you to view the source code of a program as it is being executed by the compiler. Common operations of a source code debugger include:

  • single stepping through code, executing a single line of code at a time

  • the ability to single step into a function call, or simply to single step over all statements in a function without following function calls

  • the ability to set breakpoints at any line or function in the source code

  • the ability to set a breakpoint based on an arbitrary code expression

  • the ability to set and display variables in the program, including complex structures

  • the ability to view the call stack

  • a disassembler

Software Development. Building Reliable Systems
Software Development: Building Reliable Systems
ISBN: 0130812463
EAN: 2147483647
Year: 1998
Pages: 193
Authors: Marc Hamilton © 2008-2017.
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