Low level debuggers

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    Low level debuggers

    I am wondering how many of you, if any, use a low level tool to see how a program opperates after you create an exe. I mean a program that will show your processors registers and stuff like that. My professor in my current programming class was saying that it helped to do that, but I was not sure if anyone did. We are using an assembly program that he wrote in 8086 assembly language in 1980, and it lets you do almost anything you could ever want to do

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    I sometimes use a low-level debugger or a logic analyzer. Very nice tools.

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    Yeah, I am just now learning how to use it, and I also have to learn assembly too... With the program he wrote, everything has to be entered in hex, so all the values have to be looked up, but it does disassemble.

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    I use NuMega SoftIce... a marvellous tool!!

    W32Dasm, IDA and UltraEdit are the other tools i use for this kinda thing

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    well my professor wrote some program called TUTOR

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    >well my professor wrote some program called TUTOR

    Hmmm, doesn't say much to me. What does it?

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    It allows you to view the what is in all the registers, change memory, program assembly code, and it disassebles assembly operation code. Also, it is only 15k. My professor has been doing this stuff for a very long time... He has published about 20-30 books. He has been a professor for 30 years, and had even worked at NASA for a little while. I am not sure if most of his books are very good cause I have just saw the one on th 8086 processor, since that is the book my class uses. Most of his book are on the main bookstore websites, just search for Richard Haskell

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    At work I also use some communication tracers, for I2C and CAN. It's nice to see those devices communicating, just as if they are living creatures. Had datacommunication yet? Very interesting.

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    Re: Low level debuggers

    Originally posted by Korn1699
    I am wondering how many of you, if any, use a low level tool to see how a program opperates after you create an exe.
    Religiously. In fact, the first time I run any of my (larger) applications, I run them in the debugger :)
    Jason Deckard

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