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Method to Provide Commented Screens for Multi-screen Debug Tools

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000060076D
Original Publication Date: 1986-Feb-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Mar-08
Document File: 1 page(s) / 11K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Copenhaver, MA: AUTHOR [+2]

Abstract

A method is described to provide an ID command to tag each screen with a descriptive comment in a multi-screen environment. Debug tools have been developed that provide for the managing and viewing of various stages of a program environment multiple screens. It is likely during the debug of large, complex programs for the programmer to become confused as to what program segment or data block is displayed on a particular screen.

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Method to Provide Commented Screens for Multi-screen Debug Tools

A method is described to provide an ID command to tag each screen with a descriptive comment in a multi-screen environment. Debug tools have been developed that provide for the managing and viewing of various stages of a program environment multiple screens. It is likely during the debug of large, complex programs for the programmer to become confused as to what program segment or data block is displayed on a particular screen.

To avoid this confusion, an addition to the debug tool user interface is provided via a tool command. The user is allowed to type a character string that the tool would, in turn, display on the screen that was active at the time the command was entered.

The intent of the character string would be that of a descriptive comment about the current active screen. The maximum allowable string length would be implementation and tool product dependent.

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