System for graphically representing operation of object-oriented programs
Method of controlling the execution of object-oriented programs
Symbol browsing in an object-oriented development system
System and method for supporting run-time data type identification of objects within a computer program Patent #: 5361351
ApplicationNo. 369489 filed on 01/06/1995
US Classes:717/125, Having interactive or visual717/108, Object oriented717/129Using breakpoint
ExaminersPrimary: Black, Thomas G.
Assistant: Min, Donald
Attorney, Agent or Firm
International ClassG06F 017/30
AbstractA method to automatically monitor an object-oriented program, e.g., for debugging purposes, is characterized by the steps of determining a state of the digital data processor at selected points during execution of the program and, from that state, determining the status of objects created the program. The method also contemplates generating an animated graphical display reflecting the status of those selected objects, and their interrelationships, substantially concurrently with execution of the program.