• Debugging 16 bit dos prog

    From Dr. What@VERT/THEGATEB to Nightfox on Sat Jul 22 08:21:00 2023
    Nightfox wrote to Nelgin <=-

    If you do that, you'll be seeing assembly code, and it will be without
    any meaningful variable names, etc.. IMO it tends to be more
    challenging to debug that than with higher-level code.

    Unless the program you are debugging was compiled in debug mode, there won't be any meaningful variables names anyway.


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  • From Nightfox@VERT/DIGDIST to Dr. What on Sat Jul 22 08:11:49 2023
    Re: Debugging 16 bit dos prog
    By: Dr. What to Nightfox on Sat Jul 22 2023 08:21 am

    If you do that, you'll be seeing assembly code, and it will be
    without any meaningful variable names, etc.. IMO it tends to be
    more challenging to debug that than with higher-level code.

    Unless the program you are debugging was compiled in debug mode, there won't be any meaningful variables names anyway.

    Yeah, but who releases a program built in debug mode? Normally, a debug build would only be used by developers while developing the program. When releasing it, a release build makes the most sense. A release build runs faster; also, many software companies wouldn't want people to easily reverse-engineer their binaries.

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  • From Dr. What@VERT/THEGATEB to Nightfox on Sun Jul 23 08:11:00 2023
    Nightfox wrote to Dr. What <=-

    Unless the program you are debugging was compiled in debug mode, there won't be any meaningful variables names anyway.

    Yeah, but who releases a program built in debug mode?

    Nobody, which was my point.

    If you want to step through someone else's software in a debugger, it will be in assembly language.


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