Borklog: One entry

2 December 2003

Robert C. Martin (whose opinion I value) has a brief screed on his Artima Weblog, Debuggers are a wasteful Timesink, which is an amusing happenstance since I'll be talking about gdb, the GNU debugger at WPLUG in December. The actual posting is somewhat of a straw-man argument, but the resulting comments are very interesting, particularly the folks who see a real use and need for a debugger tool (like me) who are primarily in the C and C++ world, and those folks who haven't touched one in years (the Java and scriping crowd), also along with the "having to wallow around in someone else's big messy code base" (like me) and the folks who are able to do new development with a TDD (Test-Driven Development) methodology.