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Re: C-g does not interrupt lisp code (emacs 21)

From: Richard Stallman
Subject: Re: C-g does not interrupt lisp code (emacs 21)
Date: Thu, 25 Oct 2001 09:22:49 -0600 (MDT)

In my experience, tracing system calls is not a very effective
debugging method.  I don't know why people use it except that they may
have got used to not having debugging symbols.  The effective way to
find out what a program is doing when it won't exit a loop is to
compile it with -g and step through the loop under a debugger.  That
way you will really see what is happening.

In general, if you are a programmer and you hesitate to run a program
under a debugger to diagnose the problem, the best single way you can
develop your skills is to learn to love the debugger.

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