Browse Prior Art Database

System for Displaying Cursor Location

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000105972D
Original Publication Date: 1993-Sep-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Mar-20
Document File: 2 page(s) / 37K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Hidaka, K: AUTHOR

Abstract

Disclosed is a system that provides a way of showing the name of sub-routine or function of computer programs, which includes the currently-edited line in the editor. This invention improves the productivity of developing programs especially in the editing process with search command of editors.

This text was extracted from an ASCII text file.
This is the abbreviated version, containing approximately 100% of the total text.

System for Displaying Cursor Location

      Disclosed is a system that provides a way of showing the name
of sub-routine or function of computer programs, which includes the
currently-edited line in the editor.  This invention improves the
productivity of developing programs especially in the editing process
with search command of editors.

      Fig. 1 shows a screen of an editor which is used to edit a
program in C language.   At the message line of the editor, this
invention shows the name of the function (function_1) that includes
the line at which the cursor is currently located.

      Generally, the full lines of the program cannot be displayed at
one screen (FIG. 2).    Therefore, after searching some word that a
programmer wants to edit, he must scroll up/down the program text in
order to ensure that the searched word is the one he really wants.
However, if the name of the function including the target word is
displayed, he can understand the searched word is the one he wants to
edit or not.

      The invention is composed of 1) a parser dedicated to each
language, 2) a message generator, and 3) a controller.