Article | Proceedings of the 3rd International Workshop on Automatic Debugging; 1997 (AADEBUG-97) | Walk Backwards to Happiness : Debugging by Time Travel

Title:
Walk Backwards to Happiness : Debugging by Time Travel
Author:
Simon P. Booth: University of Stirling, UK Simon B. Jones: University of Stirling, UK
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Year:
1997
Conference:
Proceedings of the 3rd International Workshop on Automatic Debugging; 1997 (AADEBUG-97)
Issue:
001
Article no.:
014
Pages:
171-184
No. of pages:
13
Publication type:
Abstract and Fulltext
Published:
1997-09-10
Series:
Linköping Electronic Conference Proceedings
ISSN (print):
1650-3686
ISSN (online):
1650-3740
Series:
Linköping Electronic Articles in Computer and Information Science
ISSN (online):
1401-9841
Publisher:
Linköping University Electronic Press; Linköpings universitet


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In circumstances when a variable in a program has an incorrect value the process of debugging it is often a process about discovering the history of that variable; or rather the ancestry of the value that it contains. In this paper we propose a new technique for debugging that revolves around being able to trace back through the history of a particular variable or variables that it depends upon. Our development is in the domain of functional programming as the proposal has particular significance in this domain due to the fact that so many standard debugging techniques cannot be used at all.

Proceedings of the 3rd International Workshop on Automatic Debugging; 1997 (AADEBUG-97)

Author:
Simon P. Booth, Simon B. Jones
Title:
Walk Backwards to Happiness : Debugging by Time Travel
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Proceedings of the 3rd International Workshop on Automatic Debugging; 1997 (AADEBUG-97)

Author:
Simon P. Booth, Simon B. Jones
Title:
Walk Backwards to Happiness : Debugging by Time Travel
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