Debugging FB



For debugging and development it's a good idea to build the compiler with -g and -exx to enable assertions and NULL pointer/array boundary checks. For the rtlib/gfxlib2 code, -DDEBUG enables the assertions. Just update config.mk and (re)build. Example config.mk settings:

FBFLAGS := -g -exx
CFLAGS := -g -O0 -DDEBUG


Running fbc inside gdb typically looks like this:

gdb --args fbc foo.bas


Running fbc inside valgrind typically looks like this:

valgrind fbc foo.bas


Also note that fbc can be tested right from inside the build tree, without having to be "installed" somewhere else, which also is a great debugging and development help.

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