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Interactive Debugging Tool works with compiled applications.

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Debug Tool for z/OS® v4.1 helps users examine, monitor, and control execution of application programs written in C, C++, COBOL, or PL/I on z/OS or OS/390® system. Program testing and analysis aid allows users to create DDNAME to specify location of listing or source file and switch between hexadecimal and decimal display. Program also allows interactive debugging on running applications and ability to make adjustments to application while debugging.



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IBM Debug Tool for z/OS V4.1 Adds Productivity Improvements



At a glance

IBM Debug Tool for z/OS V4.1 helps examine, monitor, and control the execution of application programs by enabling you to:

o Interactively debug an application as it runs

o Perform seamless debugging of mixed-language applications

o Make adjustments to your application while debugging

o Display, monitor, and alter program variables

Debug Tool also supports many programming languages and numerous execution environments.

For ordering, contact:

Your IBM representative, an IBM Business Partner, or the Americas Call Centers at 800-IBM-CALL (Reference: LE001).

Overview

IBM Debug Tool for z/OS® V4.1 is IBM's interactive source-level debugging tool for compiled applications. It is a program testing and analysis aid that helps you examine, monitor, and control the execution of application programs written in C, C++, COBOL, or PL/I on a z/OS or OS/390® system. By using the disassembly view, Debug Tool also provides support for programs compiled with the NOTEST compiler option, or applications that include other languages.

Debug Tool supports debugging of application programs that run in the following environments:

o CICS®

o IMS(TM)

o DB2®

o WebSphere®

o TSO

o JES/batch

o UNIX® System Services

V4.1 provides the following functional and usability improvements which make Debug Tool an even more productive tool to use:

o You can create a DDNAME to specify the location of the listing or source file.

o You can switch between hexadecimal and decimal display.

o The LIST cursor command has been enhanced.

o The FIND command no longer requires the use of quotes.

Key prerequisites

One of the following:

z/OS V1.1 (5694-A01), or later

OS/390 V2.10 (5647-A01), or later

Depending on the function used, certain levels of other programs may be required. Refer to the Software requirements section for details.

Planned availability date

September 26, 2003

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