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trace +‎ point


tracepoint (plural tracepoints)

  1. (computing, programming) A kind of breakpoint that performs a custom action.
    • 1987, A. Nico Habermann, Ugo Montanari, System Development and Ada (page 42)
      In addition to standard interactive debugging capabilities (display and modification of program variables, setting tracepoints and breakpoints for subprograms, displaying subprogram call stack, and so on), a number of new features were added for VAX Ada.
    • 2005, Karli Watson, Christian Nagel, Jacob Hammer Pedersen, Beginning Visual C# 2005 (page 161)
      The first thing to notice is that tracepoints have no equivalent to the Trace commands, that is, there is no way to output information in a Release build using tracepoints.