Towards a Moldable Debugger

Chis, Andrei; Nierstrasz, Oscar; Girba, Tudor (July 2013). Towards a Moldable Debugger. In: DYLA '13: Proceedings of the 7th Workshop on Dynamic Languages and Applications. (pp. 1-6). ACM 10.1145/2489798.2489801

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The debugger is an essential tool in any programming environment, as it helps developers understand the dynamic behaviour of software systems. However, traditional debuggers fail in answering domain-specific questions, as the semantics of what they show and do are fixed. In this paper we introduce our work towards a moldable debugger which, unlike traditional debuggers, both adapts itself and can be adapted to a particular debugging context. Thus, it allows developers to answer their questions by using concepts from their own application domains.

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08 Faculty of Science > Institute of Computer Science (INF)
08 Faculty of Science > Institute of Computer Science (INF) > Software Composition Group (SCG) [discontinued]

UniBE Contributor:

Chis, Vasile-Andrei, Nierstrasz, Oscar


000 Computer science, knowledge & systems




Oscar Nierstrasz

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20 Mar 2014 17:21

Last Modified:

02 Mar 2023 23:24

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Uncontrolled Keywords:

scg-pub scg13 jb13, Debugging, Customization, Domain-specific-tools, Smalltalk




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