The Evolution of Dbx

  title={The Evolution of Dbx},
  author={Mark A. Linton},
  booktitle={USENIX Summer},
Dbx is the standard source-level debugger on most Unix1 workstations. Over the past six years Dbx has grown from a debugger for interpreted Pascal programs to a debugger for compiled C, C++, FORTRAN, Pascal, and Modula-2 programs. Dbx also has been retargetted to a variety of architectures, including VAX2, Motorola 680003, MIPS, IBM RT-PC4, IBM 370, Sun SPARC, and Intel 80386. This paper describes the evolution of Dbx and examines how the organization of Dbx has enhanced its portability and… CONTINUE READING
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