Dynamic Analysis of Execution: Possibilities, Techniques and Problems
CARNEGIE-MELLON UNIV PITTSBURGH PA DEPT OF COMPUTER SCIENCE
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The problem of designing computer systems which are far more helpful to the user than current systems in dynamically analyzing program behavior is studied. The functional requirements which such a facility must meet are outlined. The fundamental objective is to permit the user to analyze a program in terms of a user-defined level of abstraction suitable to his particular analysis. A prototype implementation which meets most of the requirements is described. The implications of such a facility for machine architecture to reduce execution overhead are explored.
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