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Re: Using Workbench to debug Compile[] ??

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  • From: David Bailey <dave at>
  • Date: Sat, 4 Aug 2012 21:45:34 -0400 (EDT)
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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 

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

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