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Create c/cpp files with functions aimed to print specific Data Structures given a file with those Data Structures

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000019888D
Original Publication Date: 2003-Oct-07
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2003-Oct-07

Publishing Venue

IBM

Abstract

The problem solved by this invention is almost a full automation of creating c/cpp functions used for printing Data Structures (hereafter denoted as DS) when such specific DSes are given. Almost every S/W project contains DSes. There is always a need for printing those DSes for debugging, information sharing, statistics, etc. Creating Print Functions (hereafter denoted as PFUNC) which are functions that receives a specific DS and print it, is usually done "by hand" and consumes both time and sometimes - especially when many DSes are involved or pointers/arrays are members of such DS - involves bugs. This "by hand" process can simply be automated in almost 100% and save both time and bugs.