Changes that you need to make to your application typically
result from parts of your application not compiling, linking,
running, or running poorly.
The Porting Assistant concentrates on getting your
application to compile and link. It does this by running a
sequence of checks on your source files to
build a list of possible problems for you to investigate. This
process is made easier thanks to the Porting Assistant's ability
to display the source code associated with specific problems in
an editor. You can also get additional information about the
problems and suggested solutions by using the HyperHelp, which
is directly linked to specific diagnostic messages.
The issue at link time is frequently undefined symbols. The
Porting Assistant includes a browser that will help you find a
routine on Tru64 UNIX whether it is in an alternate library or
has a different name.
For debugging and tuning, HP sells other products including
FUSE. FUSE and the Porting Assistant are very similar in
design; in fact, they share common tools.