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4.2 Interactive Debugging Systems An interactive debugging system provides programmers with facilities that aid in testing and debugging of programs. Many such systems are available during these days. Our discussion is broad in scope, giving the overview of interactive debugging systems not specific to any particular existing system. Here we discuss - Introducing important functions and capabilities of IDS - Relationship of IDS to other parts of the system - The nature of the user interface for IDS 4.2.1 Debugging Functions and Capabilities One important requirement of any IDS is the observation and control of the flow of program execution. Setting break points execution is suspended, use debugging commands to analyze the progress of the program, résumé execution of the program . Setting some conditional expressions, evaluated during the debugging session, program execution is suspended, when conditions are met, analysis is made, later execution is resumed. A Debugging system should also provide functions such as tracing and traceback. Tracing can be used to track the flow of execution logic and data modifications. The control flow can be traced at different levels of detail procedure, branch, individual instruction, and so on…
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