Displayable Error Indication in Context-Sensitive Editing
Original Publication Date: 1987-Jun-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Feb-01
This invention relates to a method for context-sensitive editing in a full-screen program-editing mode executable on a system including a display terminal, keyboard input, and a stored program facility coupling the display and being interactively operable. Characters associated with keystrokes are echoed on the display. The method steps comprise (a) identifying displayed lines which have been keystroke entered, (b) detecting syntax anomalies among the identified lines, and (c) reporting detected anomalies on the display by scrolling the displayed lines and replicating the erroneous lines with indications of a predetermined display position.