Accession Number:

AD0784882

Title:

Dynamic Analysis of Execution: Possibilities, Techniques and Problems

Descriptive Note:

Doctoral thesis

Corporate Author:

CARNEGIE-MELLON UNIV PITTSBURGH PA DEPT OF COMPUTER SCIENCE

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1973-09-01

Pagination or Media Count:

195.0

Abstract:

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.

Subject Categories:

  • Computer Programming and Software

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE