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Mastering C++ Programming by Jeganathan Swaminathan

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Debugging tools

Debugging tools help narrow down the issue through step-by-step execution, with breakpoints, variable inspection, and so on. Though debugging the issue step by step may be a time-consuming task, it is definitely a sure-shot way of nailing down the issue, and I can say that it pretty much always works.  

Here is a list of debugging tools for C++:

  • GDB: This is an open source CLI debugger
  • Valgrind: This is an open source CLI, good for memory leaks, deadlocks, racing detection, and so on
  • Affinic debugger: This is a commercial GUI tool for GDB
  • GNU DDD: This is an open source graphical debugger for GDB, DBX, JDB, XDB, and so on 
  • GNU Emacs GDB mode: This is an open source tool with minimal graphical debugger support
  • KDevelop: This ...

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