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A debugging environment for functional programming in CENTAUR

Samuel Kamin 1
1 CROAP - Design and Implementation of Programming Tools
CRISAM - Inria Sophia Antipolis - Méditerranée
Abstract : We present a trace-based debugging environment for a lazy functional language. We argue that traces are a natural even inevitable approach to debugging of lazy languages because stop-and-examine techniques run up against the unpredictability of lazy evaluation. We give a formal definition of trace describe how the Centaur system was used to build the environment and show our system being used to debug a small program. The more general goal of this work is to demonstrate a "hypertextual" approach to trace-based debugging. Our argument is that using hypertext techniques overcomes one of the most serious problems traditionally associated with traces : information overload.
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Samuel Kamin. A debugging environment for functional programming in CENTAUR. [Research Report] RR-1265, INRIA. 1990. ⟨inria-00075294⟩

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