Patent Number: 6,249,907

Title: Method system and article of manufacture for debugging a computer program by encoding user specified breakpoint types at multiple locations in the computer program

Abstract: Disclosed is a system for debugging a computer program. A user indicates a specified breakpoint type, such as a program statement, variable reference, command, etc. The program, including program statements, is then compiled. During compilation, the compiler locates statements in the program corresponding to the breakpoint types and generates a function call into the program at instances in the program of statements corresponding to the user specified breakpoint types. During a debugging phase, a debugger may execute an executable version of the program, including the function calls. Upon processing the function calls, the debugger may stop execution of the program and pass control to the user to perform debugging operations.

Inventors: Carter; Derek Kneil (Morgan Hill, CA), Wessels; Ronald (Mississauga, CA), Yukihiro; Della Ann (San Jose, CA)

Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation

International Classification: G06F 11/36 (20060101); G06F 009/45 ()

Expiration Date: 06/19/2018