Designing the whyline: a debugging interface for asking questions about program behavior

@inproceedings{Ko2004DesigningTW,
  title={Designing the whyline: a debugging interface for asking questions about program behavior},
  author={Andrew Jensen Ko and Brad A. Myers},
  booktitle={CHI},
  year={2004}
}
Debugging is still among the most common and costly of programming activities. One reason is that current debugging tools do not directly support the inquisitive nature of the activity. Interrogative Debugging is a new debugging paradigm in which programmers can ask why did and even why didn't questions directly about their program's runtime failures. The Whyline is a prototype Interrogative Debugging interface for the Alice programming environment that visualizes answers in terms of runtime… CONTINUE READING
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