Run Time Debugger

In this project, a run time debugger was developed for Oberon. It allows the inspection of the program state (variable values, procedure activations) as well as single stepping and the definition of breakpoints. It also includes a post mortem facility. The debugger does not rely on reference files generated by the compiler but obtains the necessary reference information by recompiling modules on demand. This is an appropriate technique on fast machines and simplifies the compiler which does not have to generate reference information any more. The debugger is included in the Oberon System for the Power Macintosh (requires at least System 7.5) and has been ported to Oberon for Windows as well as Oberon for Linux.

User interface of the debugger

Inspection of data on the stack

For further information either download the current Oberon version, or look in the publications section.