Accession Number:

ADA611773

Title:

Graphic Presentation of Data Structures in the DBX Debugger

Descriptive Note:

Technical rept.

Corporate Author:

CALIFORNIA UNIV BERKELEY DEPT OF ELECTRICAL ENGINEERING AND COMPUTER SCIENCES

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1985-07-05

Pagination or Media Count:

57.0

Abstract:

Debugging is a task that requires access to extensive information about a program and its execution state. The more effectively this information can be presented to the user by a debugger, the better tool the debugger becomes. Graphics is a meaningful and effective way of presenting a programs data structures. This paper describes the design and implementation of an extension to a standard debugger. The extension presents data structures graphically and enables a user to control the format and extent of information provided. The extension to the UNIX debugger DBX runs on a Sun Workstation using multiple windows, a bitmap display, and a mouse pointing device.

Subject Categories:

  • Computer Programming and Software

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE