Debugging system AIDS

Ralph Grishman

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A debugging system for FORTRAN and assembly language code on the Control Data 6600 includes a flexible and reasonably comprehensive set of tools for program tracing and checkout, suitable for both batch and on- line use. A large variety of traces and checks can be invoked through a special '%'debug language'%' syntactically similar to FORTRAN. AIDS, the All- purpose Interactive Debugging System, is a main program with three input files- the object code of the user's program, the listing generated by the compilation (or assembly) of the program, and a '%'debug file'%' containing the commands to AIDS for tracing and testing the user'srogram. All debugging information is supplied through a special debug language. The debug language is described in some detail, and a few of the techniques used in implementing AIDS are discussed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings of the Spring Joint Computer Conference, 1970
Number of pages6
StatePublished - 1970
EventAFIPS Conf Proc, Spring Jt Comput Conf - Atlantic City, NJ
Duration: May 5 1970May 7 1970


OtherAFIPS Conf Proc, Spring Jt Comput Conf
CityAtlantic City, NJ

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Engineering


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