Re: ksyms for kgdb

Marty Leisner (
Sat, 14 Oct 1995 11:55:07 PDT

> From: Mike Kilburn <>
> Date: Sun, 8 Oct 1995 13:21:14 +0200 (SAT)
> >
> > While I have a lot of respect for Linus, I think this attitude is
> > insane. Debuggers are not a panacea for poor program design. But in
> > the hands of a good programmer, a debugger can be an extremely
> > powerful tool. As with all tools, a debugger is only as good as the
> > person using it.
> I definitely agree with you that every good programmer should be able to
> work without a debugger. However, a debugger can really speed up the
> time it takes to track down and fix a problem.
- Ted

Could and should are different things...I could work without a debugger,
but should I?

Same logic goes for:
1) We don't need to write in C, real programmer can write in assembler
2) We don't need assemblers, real programmers can write in binary.

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