CAITLIN: A musical problem auralisation tool to assist novice programmers with debugging
Alty, James L
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In the field of auditory display relatively little work has focused on the use of sound to aid program debugging. In this paper, we describe CAITLIN , a pre-processor for Turbo Pascal programs that musically auralises programs with a view to assisting novice programmers with locating errors in their code. A discussion follows of an experiment which showed that programmers could use the musical feedback to visualise and describe program structure. We then present conclusions and a discussion of future work.