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Debug Program Multiple Full Screen Displays

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000049646D
Original Publication Date: 1982-Jul-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Feb-09
Document File: 1 page(s) / 11K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Fichtner, LG: AUTHOR [+3]

Abstract

In a debug program for assisting in the debugging of another program, a plurality cf full-screen viewports are established through which the operator can view the processor contents and portions of the main storage of the central processing unit. Each of the viewports has its own set of breakpoint (program counter address stop) addresses, main storage displays, program origin and program listing offsets, and scratch pad variables. As each breakpoint is encountered during processor execution, the full screen display which contains the breakpoint is automatically selected and displayed. If the program execution stops for reasons other than breakpoints, the full screen display which was previously active is displayed again.

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Debug Program Multiple Full Screen Displays

In a debug program for assisting in the debugging of another program, a plurality cf full-screen viewports are established through which the operator can view the processor contents and portions of the main storage of the central processing unit. Each of the viewports has its own set of breakpoint (program counter address stop) addresses, main storage displays, program origin and program listing offsets, and scratch pad variables. As each breakpoint is encountered during processor execution, the full screen display which contains the breakpoint is automatically selected and displayed. If the program execution stops for reasons other than breakpoints, the full screen display which was previously active is displayed again.

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