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This is fantastic. I thought I was pretty good at gdb, but this is next level (and it isn't complicated).

I've never seen any resource on "how to gdb a really gnarly bug"; this is a great example.




Debuggers are great! They're printf debugging, except that your printf can respond to the program state almost arbitrarily at runtime; not only that, they can modify the program state and can do so from a lot more lenient environment than your compiler would usually allow you to do. An advanced user can end up doing more programming in the debugger than outside of it.


Glad to see people writing in C-like languages finally get a taste of lisp programs ;)




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