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So this might be a silly question, but I'm seeing a 'debug output' view in my eclipse workspace, and I haven't got the foggiest idea what it's for. I'm presuming it's useful - but Googling hasn't found me a explanation, could someone point me in the direction of a definition/tutorial?

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So are you concerned about one specific view called "debug output" or are you having troubles understanding the general notion of "debugging?" – slhck Dec 1 '11 at 9:01
Maybe you could add a screenshot so it's clear which view you are talking about. – tidbeck Dec 1 '11 at 10:05
Added screenshot - apologies, yes I'm happy with debugging as a general concept and occasional use, on one such occasional use I thought - 'I wonder what that is?' – Joe Dec 1 '11 at 10:26
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I'm using Eclipse mainly for Java development and was also confused about the Debug Output view since I haven't noticed it before. I used Plugin Spy and figured out that it is contributed from the org.eclipse.php.debug.ui bundle. Apparently it is used for php development and if you use a different language - just close it :)

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