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Enhance the Debugger

The current version of JMP debugger is not user-friendly especially to step through code. In order to be able to visualize the values of code before a breakpoint, the user is required to add the variables of interest to a watch window. This is extremely painful, inefficient and old. 
Provided below are samples from other tools, where debugging is much more easier and user friendly. 


Matlab - Debugger 



Visual Studio 

Moving the Pointer
Best 
Uday 

Tracking Number: 7612697963

Defect ID: S1491747

4 Comments

In additon to Uday's comments the debugger should not stay as a own instance. It would be much better if it is possible to debug and change on the fly in the same editor. This is the standard in programming editors and most tools providing scripting.


 

Community Trekker

I would like to add more color to the potential features that can be added to the debugger: 

 

Feature 1: When the debugger is launched and a breakpoint is set, all the variables that are evaluated before that should the value that they have evaluated to when the user hovers over the variable.

MatlabSample.jpg

Feature 2: 

If you click and hover over a variable name in the Debugger, the value of the variable will appear in a tooltip.  This feature was broken between JMP 13.0 and 14.0.  However, the issue was fixed in JMP 14.1.  Below is an example to demonstrate.  

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Community Trekker

Hi,

 

A button that allows "step by step" would be interesting too.

 

Regards,

Guillaume