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Tag: llvm

Advance debugging in XCode

Angel G. Olloqui 02 June, 2012

Today I am going to talk about advanced debugging techniques in XCode. I am not going to spend much time on explaining the different options that you can find in the IDE, how to set breakpoints, or stuff like that. You can find basic techniques in many resources on the Internet.
But before starting, I want to remark two things:
  • This is a real example, where the standard breakpoints and console outputs are not enough to detect where the bug is. I haven’t activated the Exception Breakpoint because this option sometimes destroys the only information we have of the stack trace. My suggestion is to give it a try, but if you can not find your bug with it then disable it and continue reading this post. You will find a different way of debuging and you need as much information as possible. 

  • There are many debugging techniques. Do not blame me if I am doing something in a way slightly more difficult or different to “your way”. It is not a guide of how to do it right, but how to get the information we need in some easy steps.
So, having said that, let's start!

Tags: xcode, debugging, tutorials, llvm