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debugger (plural debuggers)
- (programming) A computer program that helps the user to test and debug other programs, by enabling their step-by-step execution controlled by the user, setting of breakpoints, and monitoring values of variables.
1965 January 15, Dennis, J. B., “Computer Research”, in Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Research Laboratory of Electronics. Quarterly Progress Report, no. 76, Cambridge, Massachusetts: Research Laboratory of Electronics (RLE) at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), archived from the original on 2010-07-03, page 360:
- 6. Memorandum PDP-23, ID Invisible Debugger, August 20, 1964.
1966 May 20, Electrical Engineering Department, MIT, chapter ID, in PDP-23-1, Cambridge, Massachusetts: Massachusetts Institute of Technology, archived from the original on 2011-02-18, page 1:
- (programming) debugger
debugger m (plural debuggers)
- (programming) debugger (program that helps the programmer debug code)