Intel® Debugger 9.1
High-quality alternative to the native debuggers running on Intel processor-based platforms
The Intel® Debugger is a component of the Intel® compilers. It is a full-featured symbolic source-code application debugger that helps programmers locate run-time programming errors (i.e., bugs) in their code. It provides extensive debugging support for the following languages: C, C++, and Fortran (including later standards). It also provides a choice of control from the command line or a graphical user interface (GUI). The command-line interface provides two types of command syntax:
• DBX*-like (default)
• GNU Debugger (GDB)-like (optional)
The GUI supports all Intel Debugger command-line functionality. The main window includes the basic debugging and convenience features. Other features are provided in optional windows, various pop-up menus, and dialog boxes. There is also a command-entry prompt.
The Intel Debugger works with the following compilers:
• Intel® C++ Compilers and Intel® Fortran Compilers
• gcc, g++, and g77 compilers
• Microsoft C and C++ compilers Intel Debugger works on the following desktop and server platforms:
• IA-32 running Linux*, Windows*, and Mac OS*
• Systems using Intel® Extended Memory 64 Technology (Intel® EM64T), running Linux and Windows
• Itanium® 2-based systems running Linux and Windows
See the Intel Debugger Manual for Linux Systems1 and the Intel Debugger Manual for Windows Systems2 for additional information. Please also see the release notes for platformspecific restrictions and known limitations of this release.
Intel compilers enable effective debugging on the platforms
Intel compilers work with native debuggers, the Intel Debugger, and selected third-party debuggers. Customers are encouraged to use the native debuggers on Intel® processor-based platforms in cases where those debuggers provide satisfactory debugging functionality. In cases where the native debuggers do not provide satisfactory support on Intel processor-based platforms, customers are encouraged to use Intel Debugger.