naive question about tracebacks

Erik Max Francis max at alcyone.com
Thu Feb 20 14:20:15 CET 2003


Tim Peters wrote:

> Both kinds of implementations do what's most natural for them
> (notwithstanding that either *could* do what the other does instead,
> at the
> cost of more fiddling).

Note that "traceback" isn't even of itself a particularly unique name
for this; in gdb, the way to get a view of the call stack is via the
command "bt," which is short for "backtrace."  What's a little
agglutination swapping between friends?

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