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Date: 2004-02-04 (12:52)
From: Nuutti Kotivuori <naked+caml@n...>
Subject: Re: [Caml-list] How useful do you find the OCaml debugger?
donna wrote:
> My advisor and I were having a dicussion about the utility of
> debuggers for functional langugages. He was of the opinion that they
> are not very useful at all (for a functional language), and wondered
> if anyone even uses, for instance, the OCaml debugger. Based on
> google-ing I have done, it looks like it *is* used, but it's hard to
> get a good impression from just a web crawl.  So:
> - Do you personally find the OCaml debugger useful?

Yes, very. Especially in OCaml for its ability to step backwards as
well as forwards in the program execution. And I use it in completely
functional code.

Personally I'd say that I use the OCaml debugger more often for OCaml
code than gdb for C code - but less often than I use the perl debugger
for perl code.

> - Is there any sort of general opinion in the OCaml community about
> the debugger?

I have no idea.

-- Naked

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