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Re: [cdt-dev] RE: [dsdp-dd-dev] Editor technology subgroup

My feedback on the editor experience while debugging:

The editor in our legacy tools lets you switch between source, disassembly,
and mixed in the same view. People really like this and some developers
would rapidly toggle between these as they stepped through code.

We also added the same functionality to our memory view so you could pick
any address and view disassembly, mixed, or source. Of course the latter two
were only available if the address happened to have source correspondence.
In both the editor and memory views the underlying implementation was the

If you wanted to edit the source while debugging the source file would be
cloned. A static snapshot would be cached for use by the debugger and the
original edited normally. I've wondered if the "local history" mechanism
could be leveraged for this but have never looked into it. Of course the
next time you rebuild the executable the cached version of the file is
tossed and the current one used again.

Our developers are used to this functionality and we will likely need
something similar in our new tools as well.

Thanks - Ken

> From: ext Ewa Matejska <Ewa.Matejska@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
> Reply-To: Device Debugging developer discussions <dsdp-dd-dev@xxxxxxxxxxx>
> Date: Fri, 12 May 2006 11:42:55 -0700
> To: "CDT General developers list." <cdt-dev@xxxxxxxxxxx>, Device Debugging
> developer discussions <dsdp-dd-dev@xxxxxxxxxxx>
> Conversation: [cdt-dev] RE: [dsdp-dd-dev] Editor technology subgroup
> Subject: RE: [cdt-dev] RE: [dsdp-dd-dev] Editor technology subgroup
> Hi,
> I propose starting a new thread for future communications about the
> Debug Model since there's a technology subgroup in the DSDP-DD.  I would
> like to leave this thread for Editor enhancement/ideas/requests focusing
> on embedded development.
> Thanks,
> Ewa.

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