bugGNU Octave - Bugs: bug #56220, debugger gui does not follow frame


bug #56220: debugger gui does not follow frame

Submitted by:  eflister <eflister>
Submitted on:  Thu 25 Apr 2019 09:38:09 PM UTC  
Category:  GUI Severity:  3 - Normal
Priority:  5 - Normal Item Group:  Incorrect Result
Status:  None Assigned to:  None
Originator Name:  eflister Open/Closed:  Open
Release:  5.1.0 Operating System:  Mac OS

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Sun 28 Apr 2019 02:12:22 PM UTC, comment #1: 

I agree that the current behavior is pretty much completely broken.  I may be wrong, but given the recent changes to the call stack and symbol table, the changes needed to fix the debugger display in the GUI are probably completely different for 5.x and the current development sources.  If we can fix both, then that's great but my priority will be to fix the current development sources and get this all working correctly for Octave 6.

John W. Eaton <jwe>
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Thu 25 Apr 2019 09:38:09 PM UTC, original submission:  

the little yellow arrow marking the line of execution does not follow the frame as i issue 'dbup' and 'dbdown'.  it is helpful to show all points in the execution stack with an "inactive" colored arrow, and the current frame with an "active" colored arrow.

also, it is helpful to show a tooltip when hovering over any variable in the editor or command window showing its value (or at least dimensions) in its frame (regardless of the debugger frame) when in the debugger.

eflister <eflister>


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