beh_debug.3alc man page

beh_debug — BEH structures displayer-debugger

Synopsis

void beh_debug (pnt, type)
void *pnt;
char *type;

Parameters

pnt

pointer of the structure to be displayed

type

name of the structure to be displayed. type can be any of "befig", "beout", "bereg", "bemsg", "bepor", "begen", "berin", "bebus", "beaux", "bebux", "biabl", "binode", "beder", "bequad", "abl", "integer", "long", "short", "character", "ptype", "chain"

Description

When called, beh_debug() displaies the structure pointed by pnt then, prints the line:

COMMAND   >>

and waits for a command being entered by the user. If pnt is a NULL pointer or type doesn´t represent a known structure, beh_debug() exits without making any action.

To display the structure, beh_debug() prints a line per field. Fields containing immediate value (integer, character, string, ...) are displayed in the following form:

name_of_the_field  :  value_of_the_field

Fields containing a pointer are marked by the symbol ->. If the field contains a NULL pointer, the field is displayed as:

-> name_of_the_field  :

In the other case, beh_debug() prints :

-> name_of_the_field  :  available

Two kinds of command are accepted by the displayer.

A command can be the name of a field containing a pointer. The command is accepted only if the pointer is not a NULL pointer (field displayed as "available"). When the debugger receives such a command, it first pushes the current structure on its stack then, displaies the structure pointed by the named field.

The second kind of commands are predefined commands :

_exit

to exit from the debugger

_up

to return to the previous structure

_stop

to put a stop mark on the current structure

_top

to return to the first structure (pointed by pnt)

_back

to return to the last structure marked with a stop mark

_save

to save the current structure in a static table. At most 10 structures may be saved. (example : "_save 1" saves the current structure in the entry number ! of the table)

_jump

to jump to a saved structure (example : "_jump 1" dislpaies the etructure save in the entry number 1 of the table).

_display

displaies a field under a given format. (example : "_display next integer" displaies the field named next as an integer).

In addition to these commands, the command . (dot) can be used to repete the last command.

Example

#include <beh109.h>
struct beout *beout_pnt;

beh_debug (beout_pnt , "beout");

Notes

beh_debug() uses an internal stack. The message "stack overflow" is printed if too many structures have been pushed on the stack.

See Also

beh(3)

Referenced By

beh_depend.3alc(3), beh_makbdd.3alc(3), beh_makgex.3alc(3).

October 1, 1997 ASIM/LIP6 BHL functions