Patent Number: 6,167,535

Title: Object heap analysis techniques for discovering memory leaks and other run-time information

Abstract: Techniques for analyzing object-oriented computer programs are provided. A snapshot of the objects that are active at a specific point in time during execution may be stored. An analysis tool may be utilized to generate hypertext documents that allow a user to analyze the active objects. Additionally, a user may compare two different snapshots of active objects at two different run-times so that, for example, new instances of a class may be easily identified.

Inventors: Foote; William F. (Cupertino, CA), Nisewanger; Jeffrey D. (San Jose, CA)

Assignee: Sun Microsystems, Inc.

International Classification: G06F 11/36 (20060101); H02H 003/05 ()

Expiration Date: 12/26/2017