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Increasing the Effectiveness of Error Messages in a Computer Programming and Simulation Tool


Abstract Each programming language has a compiler associated with it which helps to identify logical or syntactical errors in the program. These compiler error messages play important part in the form of formative feedback for the programmer. Thus, the error messages should be constructed carefully, considering the affective and cognitive needs of programmers. This is especially true for systems that are used in educational settings, as the messages are typically seen by students who are novice programmers. If the error messages are hard to understand then they might discourage students from understanding or learning the programming language. The primary goal of this research is to identify methods to make the error messages more effective so that s... (more)
Created Date 2018
Contributor Tanpure, Siddhant Bapusaheb (Author) / Sohoni, Sohum (Advisor) / Gary, Kevin A (Committee member) / Craig, Scotty D (Committee member) / Arizona State University (Publisher)
Subject Computer engineering
Type Masters Thesis
Extent 88 pages
Language English
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Note Masters Thesis Software Engineering 2018
Collaborating Institutions Graduate College / ASU Library
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