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Issue No. 06 - November/December (2009 vol. 26)
ISSN: 0740-7459
pp: 78-85
Guillaume Pothier , University of Chile
Éric Tanter , University of Chile
Debugging is a tedious and costly process that demands a profound understanding of the dynamic behavior of programs. An omniscient debugger makes the task of tracking down the root cause of bugs straightforward by enabling programmers to seamlessly navigate a buggy program's execution history. So why don't we all have an omniscient debugger in our favorite development environment? Are the challenges of making omniscient debugging practical a definitive barrier to its adoption? This article describes TOD, a scalable omniscient debugger for Java. TOD is integrated into the Eclipse IDE and paves the way for practical omniscient debugging.
debugging aids, integrated environments, debuggers

G. Pothier and &. Tanter, "Back to the Future: Omniscient Debugging," in IEEE Software, vol. 26, no. , pp. 78-85, 2009.
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