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Reverse debugging?

David Balažic
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Joined: May 15, 2008
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Does any Java implementation support reverse debugging?

Well, that all ;)

Ernest Friedman-Hill
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Debugging backwards in time, you mean? There's the Omniscient Debugger.

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Paul Clapham

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I had to google for "reverse debugging" and I found at least one page which claimed that to mean "inserting new bugs into the code", but anyway I don't think it's up to a Java implementation to support that or not to support it. It's up to a debugger to support it or not.
David Balažic
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Joined: May 15, 2008
Posts: 96

Here is a good description for a start :

And the ODB seems to be what I was looking for. Now if it would integrate with Eclipse...
I agree. Here's the link:
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