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Re: [PATCH] D'oh, Dump and dump

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Clinton A . Pierce
December 19, 2001 17:48
Re: [PATCH] D'oh, Dump and dump
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> Also, please remember that dumping to a
> core file purposefully is a widely practised Unix tradition for various
> reasons. It can help troubleshoot a problem, it can be informative in
> learing how to do a post-mortem on a bit of crashing software, it can
> even help isolate differences in versions of the compiler/interpreter
> suite when a core file can be created at will by the language being
> implemented, and it can server a few more esoteric purposes as well.

Is there any reason (for this purpose) that:

   kill 6, $$;

isn't as useful under Unix?  You get a core dump, and for the most part 
it reflects what was going on at the time that the signal was issued.

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