The New Generation of Algorithmic Debuggers (Keynote)

Josep Silva Galiana
Algorithmic debugging is a debugging technique that has been extended to practically all programming paradigms. Roughly speaking, the technique constructs an internal representation of all (sub)computations performed during the execution of a buggy program; and then, it asks the programmer about the correctness of such computations. The answers of the programmer guide the search for the bug until it is isolated by discarding correct parts of the program. After twenty years of research in algorithmic...