Cyclone comes with a tool,
aprof, that helps to debug allocation.
To get a profile of the allocation behavior of a Cyclone program,
follow these steps:
Compile the program with the flag
-pa. The resulting executable will be compiled to record allocation behavior. It will also be linked with a version of the standard library that records its allocation behavior. (If you get the message, “can’t find internal compiler file libcyc_a.a,” then ask your system administrator to install the special version of the library.)
Execute the program as normal. As it executes, it will write to a file
amon.outin the current working directory; if the file exists before execution, it will be overwritten.
Run the program
aprof. This will examine amon.out and print a report on the allocation behavior of the program.