The following is a list of some of the tools we have used to create MySQL. We use this to express our thanks to those that has created them as without these we could not have made MySQL what it is today.
Free Software Foundation
From whom we got an excellent compiler (gcc), an excellent debugger (gdb and the
libclibrary (from which we have borrowed
strto.cto get some code working in Linux).
Free Software Foundation & The XEmacs development team
For a really great editor/environment.
valgrind, an excellent memory checker tool that has helped us find a lot of otherwise hard to find bugs in MySQL.
Dorothea Lütkehaus and Andreas Zeller
DDD(The Data Display Debugger) which is an excellent graphical front end to gdb).