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Disclosure of an Automatic Display of Program References From a Cross-Reference Listing

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000044458D
Original Publication Date: 1984-Dec-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Feb-06

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Authors:
Brown, MR [+details]

Abstract

This article describes an automatic display on a terminal screen of selected references to a labeled program or document element while indicating the selections in an index list displayed on the screen at the same time. The index list may be a program cross-reference list or any other index of references within the program or document being studied. The referenced element can be a location in a program, a data element, or any other labeled component of the program or document. The display of a reference to an element consists of a display of the area of the program in which the element reference occurs. This area depends upon the form of representation used for the program, e.g., one or more lines of a source code listing or one or more blocks of a flowchart centered about the location of the referenced element.