Beyond debug information: Improving program reconstruction in LLDB using C++ modules

Examensarbete för masterexamen

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dc.contributor.authorIsemann, Raphael-
dc.contributor.departmentChalmers tekniska högskola / Institutionen för data och informationstekniksv
dc.description.abstractExpression evaluation is a core feature of every modern C++ debugger. Still, no C++ debugger currently features an expression evaluator that consistently supports advanced language features such as meta-programming with templates. The underlying problem is that the debugger can often only partially reconstruct the debugged program from the debug information. This thesis presents a solution to this problem by using C++ modules as an additional source of program information. We developed a prototype based on the LLDB debugger that is loading missing program components from the C++ modules used by the program. With this approach, our prototype is able to reliably reconstruct more components than other widely used C++ debuggers such as GDB, Microsoft Visual Studio Debugger and LLDB itself. However, our prototype was slower than LLDB and could only improve program reconstruction for components which are defined in a C++
dc.subjectcompilers, debuggers, C++ , LLVM, C++ modules, Clang, LLDBsv
dc.titleBeyond debug information: Improving program reconstruction in LLDB using C++ modulessv
dc.type.degreeExamensarbete för masterexamensv
dc.contributor.examinerMyreen, Magnus-
dc.contributor.supervisorSewell, Thomas-
Collection:Examensarbeten för masterexamen // Master Theses

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