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Re: debugging

From: Johann Drexl
Subject: Re: debugging
Date: Mon, 03 Feb 2003 09:40:01 +0100

branganj wrote:
> Hi,
> I need to sieve through the source code for octave for my final year project.
> I'm not very good with gdb.  Can I use this? Like if octave is already
> installed how do i use it? Should i compile it again using -g?????????
> What i really need to know from the debugger is where octave starts out?
> Which file reads in off the command line?  EG for the * operation?
> Thanks,
> Confused,
> Jill Brangan.

Use "-g" when compiling to generate the symbolic information for the
debugger. Instead of gdb, you may want to use
ddd for the actual debugging. ddd is a graphical front end for the
gdb-debugger. It's very easy to use and easy to learn.

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