Re: Using Workbench to debug Compile[] ??

*To*: mathgroup at smc.vnet.net*Subject*: [mg127567] Re: Using Workbench to debug Compile[] ??*From*: David Bailey <dave at removedbailey.co.uk>*Date*: Sat, 4 Aug 2012 21:45:34 -0400 (EDT)*Delivered-to*: l-mathgroup@mail-archive0.wolfram.com*Delivered-to*: l-mathgroup@wolfram.com*Delivered-to*: mathgroup-newout@smc.vnet.net*Delivered-to*: mathgroup-newsend@smc.vnet.net*References*: <jvdffu$c5t$1@smc.vnet.net> <jvg1k4$rkl$1@smc.vnet.net> <jvis3r$2uf$1@smc.vnet.net>

On 04/08/2012 11:04, Axel wrote: > No, this is just a general question. > I want to know if it is at all possible to debug a function that is returned by the Compile command with the Workbench. As I see it, this is NOT possible because I now have bytecode and not any more Mathematica source code. > I just would like to confirm this. > > If you know any other way to debug compiled functions please let me know. > > Thanx > Axel > Well I haven't used compiled code explicitly much, but as I understand it, the results should be the same as non-compiled code, except perhaps for rounding errors. Therefore, if I had code that worked in interpreted mode, but not in compiled mode, I would try to thin the code down to the smallest fragment that showed a problem, and then perhaps report it as a bug to Wolfram. I would also test code before trying to compile it - so if you are talking about bugs that are there anyway, get them out before you use the compiler! To do this, you may need to scale the problem down a bit so that it can execute without the compiler in a reasonable amount of time. Usually this is fairly easy. David Bailey http://www.dbaileyconsultancy.co.uk