[Openmcl-devel] STEP function

Alexander Repenning ralex at cs.colorado.edu
Tue Jan 12 08:06:00 PST 2010

On Jan 11, 2010, at 7:27 AM, Gail Zacharias wrote:

> A fair amount.  While the compiler support is pretty much there, 
> what's left is the whole runtime aspect of it -- managing 
> breakpoints, catching them, restarting, etc.  And a UI, which for the 
> command line version means just adding some commands, but could be 
> much more interesting in the IDE.

Given Gary's explanation 

> the ability to  map between points in a function's source code and corresponding points
> in its machine code - is in place

I think a great starting point would be to add a "show source" button to the alternate console which would be enabled in case of an error. That button would open the source file and place the cursor to the code in question. Very handy...

Prof. Alexander Repenning

University of Colorado
Computer Science Department
Boulder, CO 80309-430

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