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Seg fault hunting

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right, first just a clarification for me, a seg fault is my program doing something funky with memory, yes? assuming that is true, what is the best way to hunt one down. I have a fairly good idea where the problem occurs, and when, but I have no idea what it is thats doing it... So Im looking for some general ideas here, so that i can look at this function and see where its breaking stuff... Cheers for any help...

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There''s this great invention, known as A DEBUGGER.

It will let you STOP your program at determined places using BREAK POINTS.


Also, if your program crashes, the debugger will usually give you a STACK TRACE showing the CALL CHAIN leading up to the crash, and let you again INSPECT VARIABLES.

I know this sounds like brain surgery or something, but trust me, when you learn how to use one, you don''t want to go back.

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