- Instruments is a Mac GUI tool "...for dynamically tracing and profiling Mac OS X code." Jon says Instruments uses dtrace.
- I wanted a tool to track memory leaks in a c++ application I wrote
- I find the "Extended detail" view most useful because it shows a stack trace for each memory leak which includes the function name and the source code line number. To me, this is amazing.
A big "Thank you" to Jon Hendry for this one.
The Mac just got a lot more attractive for me as a development platform, not that I hadn't gotten comfortable with it already. Between the debug mode in eclipse and this tool, I'm all set.