How Debuggers Work: Algorithms, Data Structures, and Architecture
Wiley; 1 edition | ISBN 0471149667 | 272 pages | September 27, 1996 | djvu | 2 Mb
A total guide to debuggers: what they do, how they work, and how to use them to produce better programs. "Debuggers are the magnifying glass, the microscope, the logic analyzer, the profiler, and the browser with which a program can be examined."-Jonathan B. Rosenberg
Debuggers are an indispensable tool in the development process. In fact, during the course of the average software project, more hours are spent debugging software than in compiling code. Yet, not many programmers really know how to constructively interpret the results they get back from debuggers. And even fewer know what makes these complex suites of algorithms and data structures tick. Now in this extremely accessible guide, Jonathan B. Rosenberg demystifies debuggers for programmers and shows them how to make better use of debuggers in their next projects.