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The XASM graphical animation and debugging interface

In order to be able to animate and/or debug the XASM program, a graphical animation and debugging tool has been realized that enables to stepwisely execute the ASM, to trace updates that has been performed in each step, and to view function values in each step. In case a grammar has been specified as input format for the XASM program, a special kind of graphical animation window can be used to display function values that refer to node in the parse tree. Figure 6 shows a screen-dump of a debugging session.

Figure 6: Snapshot of a XASM-debugger session

Additionally, an integrated design environment, incorporating the graphical user interface is currently under development.

Philipp Kutter 2002-03-18