Changes between Version 9 and Version 10 of Debugging/TickyTicky


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Mar 29, 2013 7:25:11 PM (13 months ago)
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nfrisby
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    v9 v10  
    9494$ cat ticky # I'm just showing an excerpt 
    9595... 
     96************************************************** 
     97 
    9698    Entries      Alloc    Alloc'd  Non-void Arguments      STG Name 
    9799-------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 
     
    150152}}} 
    151153 
    152 The formatting of the information above the row of asterisks is subject to change, but hopefully provides a useful human-readable summary.  Below the asterisks ''all counters'' maintained by the ticky-ticky system are dumped, in a format intended to be machine-readable: zero or more spaces, an integer, a space, the counter name, and a newline. 
     154The omitted information above the first row of asterisks is just human-readable summaries; its content and format should not be relied upon.  Below the first row of asterisks the name-specific counters are dumped in a fixed format. Below the second row of asterisks, ''all global counters'' are dumped, in a format intended to be machine-readable: zero or more spaces, an integer, a space, the counter name, and a newline. 
    153155 
    154156In fact, not ''all'' counters are necessarily dumped; compile- or run-time flags can render certain counters invalid.  In this case, either the counter will simply not appear, or it will appear with a modified counter name, possibly along with an explanation for the omission. Software analysing this output should always check that it has the counters it expects.  Also, beware: some of the counters can have very large values.