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Title:A language independent debugger semantics based debugging in K
Author(s):Saxena, Manasvi
Advisor(s):Rosu, Grigore
Department / Program:Computer Science
Discipline:Computer Science
Degree Granting Institution:University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Degree:M.S.
Genre:Thesis
Subject(s):Debugging
Semantics
K Framework
Abstract:This works presents the K debugger - a language independent program debugger. The debugger is a part of the suite of tools that form the K framework. Conventional language dependent debuggers rely on an ad-hoc model of the underlying programming semantics, and may thus be incapable, or inaccurate in their ability to rectify a program’s behavior. The K debugger uses a different approach - it’s parametric over the K semantics of the programming language, which exposes accurate and subtle faults. The K debugger generalizes behaviors of conventional debuggers, providing users with a uniform interface that works across programming languages. Moreover, the K debugger is formal, performant and highly configurable, allowing it to adapt to the any programming language. This makes the K debugger a suitable replacement to traditional language specific debuggers.
Issue Date:2018-07-17
Type:Thesis
URI:http://hdl.handle.net/2142/101590
Rights Information:Copyright 2018 Manasvi Saxena
Date Available in IDEALS:2018-09-27
Date Deposited:2018-08


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