Accession Number : ADA115636

Title :   Analysis and Design of Interactive Debugging for the ADA Programming Support Environment.

Descriptive Note : Master's thesis,

Corporate Author : AIR FORCE INST OF TECH WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OH

Personal Author(s) : Gaudino,Richard L

PDF Url : ADA115636

Report Date : 21 Nov 1981

Pagination or Media Count : 112

Abstract : This thesis involved the design and implementation of a skeletal interactive Ada debugger on the DEC-10 computer located at the Air Force Wright Avionics Laboratory. An analysis of a current debugging technology was performed to formulate a basis for the debugger tool development. The tools implemented where breakpoints, single step and multi-step execution, display and modify program variables, as well as other miscellaneous options. Two conclusions were developed as the result of this thesis effort. First, because of the lack of information on current software debugging methods, I have concluded that more emphasis is needed in techniques and tools for debugging or programs. Second, I have concluded that more emphasis is needed in the human interfacing techniques. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Debugging(Computers), *Computer program verification, Cost effectiveness, Error detection codes, Error correction codes, Compilers, Man machine systems, Interactions, Specifications, Requirements, Interfaces, Theses

Subject Categories : Computer Programming and Software

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE