Trace Analysis Patterns (Part 34)

If we look at any non-trivial trace we would see different Implementation Discourses. Components are written in different languages and adhere to different runtime environments, binary models and interface frameworks. All these implementation variations influence the structure, syntax and semantics of trace messages. For example, .NET debugging traces differ from file system driver or COM debugging messages. Therefore we establish the new field of Software Trace Linguistics as a science of software trace languages. Some parallels can be drawn here towards software linguistics (the science of software languages) although we came to that conclusion independently while thinking about applying “ethnography of speaking” to software trace narration. More on this in the following posts.

- Dmitry Vostokov @ + -

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