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DanRRight



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PostPosted: Sat Aug 04, 2018 7:56 pm    Post subject: New features for DEBUGGER Reply with quote

Would be great to add to debugger the possibility to chose range of array indices when displaying large multidimensional arrays. If you click to open the window which prints array content, on top of it would be good to have small menu which allows to restrict indices within specified range.

Another a bit more complex feature would be to display the array content in graphics form. Native %PL now can do that. Just add XY plotter where user can specify X and Y ranges, normalization on own maximum or specified values and LOG/LINEAR axis options. I have a prototype for that to play.

The Surfaceplot and 3D array visualization with OpenGL would be more complex but also more selling feature. Also have a demo.
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John-Silver



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PostPosted: Sun Aug 05, 2018 2:10 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

That would be a great addition Dan.
Unfortunately would need to get %PL properly 'stable' and robust before integrating into debugger,or anything else for that matter.
Asking for trouble otherwise.
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DanRRight



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PostPosted: Wed Apr 03, 2019 7:10 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Absolutely a must is highlighting matching DO/ENDDO and IF/ELSE/ENDIF

You hover mouse over IF, ELSE or ENDIF and debugger highlights all other starts and ends of it.

Often you can not find any beginnings or ends of these constructs
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PaulLaidler
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 03, 2019 7:54 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I think that would be a useful addition to Plato but it is not really something you could reasonably put into an independent debugger. An editor like Plato already has lots of functionality to make this possible.

The Win32 and x64 debuggers can be integrated with Plato so this would be possible for users who are happy to use Plato as an IDE.

For C/C++ programs, Plato already has something like this for matching curly brackets and the same sort of thing could be added for Fortran programs.

Notepad++ has a similar feature. If you select say "DO" then the corresponding "DO" in "END DO" is also highlighted provided the space is used to separate "END" from "DO".

The suggestion of using a hover event is a little more challenging but eminently doable given time/manpower.
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