[plt-scheme] ATTN: Neil Van Dyke (and some philosophical musings on debuggers)

From: Matthias Felleisen (matthias at ccs.neu.edu)
Date: Thu Sep 16 11:11:20 EDT 2004

On Sep 16, 2004, at 11:04 AM, Prabhakar Ragde wrote:

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> Matthias wrote:
>>  3. using debuggers for program bugs in functional pieces
>>     means the programmer isn't thinking about the program
>>     but tinkering with it.
> What is the definition of a debugger? Does the Stepper in DrScheme
> count? --PR

I was thinking narrowly, in terms of a tool that inspects the
environment, control info, and possibly the heap at various events
during the program. But sure, let the Stepper count, too.

-- Matthias

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