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Compiler Error Flagging

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000046949D
Original Publication Date: 1983-Sep-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Feb-07
Document File: 1 page(s) / 11K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Franklin, EJ: AUTHOR

Abstract

Compilers have always read a data set containing a source program, compiled the program, and created one or more data sets, e.g., listing, object, etc. One of these created data sets typically contains a list of the compiler detected errors. It is then the job of the programmer to correct these errors by editing the source program data set while viewing the error listing data set. In order to facilitate the correction of errors in the source program data set, error messages are inserted by the compiler into the source program data set. The statements or tokens in error are highlighted and followed by an error message. The highlights and error messages are displayed by the editor as the source program is being edited.

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Compiler Error Flagging

Compilers have always read a data set containing a source program, compiled the program, and created one or more data sets, e.g., listing, object, etc. One of these created data sets typically contains a list of the compiler detected errors. It is then the job of the programmer to correct these errors by editing the source program data set while viewing the error listing data set. In order to facilitate the correction of errors in the source program data set, error messages are inserted by the compiler into the source program data set. The statements or tokens in error are highlighted and followed by an error message. The highlights and error messages are displayed by the editor as the source program is being edited. Corrections in the source program cause the compiler to remove the highlights and error messages during recompilation.

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