THE DEBUGGABLE INTERPRETER DESIGN PATTERN

Jan Vraný, Alexandre Bergel

Abstract

The use of Interpreter and Visitor design patterns has been widely adopted to implement programming language interpreters due to their expressive and simple design. However, no general approach to conceive a debugger is commonly adopted. This paper presents the debuggable interpreter design pattern as a general approach to extend a language interpreter with debugging facilities such as step-over and step-into. Moreover, it enables multiple debuggers coexisting and extends the Interpreter and Visitor design patterns with a few hooks and a debugging service. SmallJS, an interpreter for Javascript-like language, serves as an illustration.

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Vraný J. and Bergel A. (2007). THE DEBUGGABLE INTERPRETER DESIGN PATTERN . In Proceedings of the Second International Conference on Software and Data Technologies - Volume 1: ICSOFT, ISBN 978-989-8111-05-0, pages 22-29. DOI: 10.5220/0001343500220029


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@conference{icsoft07,
author={Jan Vraný and Alexandre Bergel},
title={THE DEBUGGABLE INTERPRETER DESIGN PATTERN},
booktitle={Proceedings of the Second International Conference on Software and Data Technologies - Volume 1: ICSOFT,},
year={2007},
pages={22-29},
publisher={SciTePress},
organization={INSTICC},
doi={10.5220/0001343500220029},
isbn={978-989-8111-05-0},
}


in EndNote Style

TY - CONF
JO - Proceedings of the Second International Conference on Software and Data Technologies - Volume 1: ICSOFT,
TI - THE DEBUGGABLE INTERPRETER DESIGN PATTERN
SN - 978-989-8111-05-0
AU - Vraný J.
AU - Bergel A.
PY - 2007
SP - 22
EP - 29
DO - 10.5220/0001343500220029