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Memory Dump Analysis Anthology, Volume 7 by Dmitry Vostokov

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Narremes in Software Narratology

Reading about narremes88 suggested us to elaborate on a basic software trace (log) unit. One candidate is a trace message invariant, a skeleton trace message similar to a format string. There is also a corresponding software trace analysis pattern called Message Invariant (Volume 6, page 251). Although this might be too an elementary unit akin to a sentence level and another possible candidate is a macromessage, a combination of several messages serving some semantic function. There is a corresponding general pattern Macrofunction (page 279) and an example of a concrete analysis pattern called Exception Stack Trace (Volume 4, page 337). The actual software narreme might be situated between these two extremes: ...

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