retrospective trace

What is retrospective trace?

retrospective trace meaning (IEEE) A trace produced from historical data recorded during the execution of a computer program. Note: this differs from an ordinary trace, which is produced cumulatively during program execution. See: execution trace, subroutine trace, symbolic trace, variable trace.

 

reference: U.S . Food & Drug – Glossary of Computer System Software Development Terminology (8/95)

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