hat: The Haskell tracer, generating and viewing Haskell execution traces

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hat-trans transforms Module.hs into Hat/Module.hs such that when the program is executed, a trace file Programname.hat is generated. Various tools (hat-trail, hat-observe, hat-explore ...) then allow viewing the trace file in different ways, to locate a bug or understand how a program works. Hat 2.9 uses the haskell-src-exts parser and other Hackage libraries to reduce its own size and simplify extensions. Module imports and exports have also been improved to handle nearly all kinds of renaming, hiding, etc. Hat 2.9 works only with ghc for Haskell 98 (plus a few extensions) and the standard Haskell 98 libraries plus some Haskell 2010 libraries. Although it should build on any operating system, most viewing tools use ASCII console escape sequences and they open xterms; hence they will only work well under Unix and X11. Tested on MacOS X 10.11.6. Installation: > cabal -v install Flag -v allows you to see what is going on. Building takes a long time (one module has 25.000 lines of code). Some compiler warnings have been turned off. The tracing transformation does produce code with lots of overlapping patterns. Use: > hat-make MyProgram.hs transforms and compiles all modules of your program and produces the tracing version Hat/MyProgram. Run your program > Hat/MyProgram which will produce trace files MyProgram.hat* Use the viewing tools to explore the trace: > hat-trail hat-observe hat-explore /... MyProgram There is documentation in the "docs" folder, but it is partially outdated. There are a few small programs for exploring tracing in the "examples" folder.


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Versions [RSS],,,,,,,,,,,,,,, 2.9.1, 2.9.2, 2.9.3, 2.9.4
Dependencies base (>=4.9 && <5), bytestring (>=0.9), containers (>=0.5.2), directory (>=1.2), filepath (>=1.3), haskeline (>=0.6), haskell-src-exts (>=1.18 && <1.19), old-locale (>=1.0), old-time (>=1.1), polyparse (>=1.11), process (>=1.1), random (>=1.0) [details]
License LicenseRef-OtherLicense
Copyright (c) 2000-2017 Hat team
Author Hat team
Maintainer oc@kent.ac.uk
Category Development
Home page http://projects.haskell.org/hat/
Bug tracker oc@kent.ac.uk
Source repo head: git clone git://github.com/OlafChitil/hat.git
Uploaded by OlafChitil at 2017-11-03T16:45:40Z
Reverse Dependencies 1 direct, 0 indirect [details]
Executables hat-make, hat-delta, pretty-hat, hat-anim, hat-nonterm, black-hat, hat-cover, hat-view, hat-check, hat-detect, hat-explore, hat-stack, hat-observe, hat-trail, hat-trans
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Status Docs available [build log]
Last success reported on 2017-11-03 [all 1 reports]