Debugging Overview

Your COBOL development system provides a debugging environment where the source code of each program is displayed in a separate window. When you debug the code you can step through it so that each line of the source is highlighted in turn as each statement is executed, showing the effect of each statement. You can interrupt execution to examine and change data items, in a number of ways.

To enable remote debugging you need to have:

The first time you debug a program, you need to build it for debugging. You do this by using a debug configuration, which defines the program to debug and configures the debugging environment. When you build for debugging, this creates the executable files (such as intermediate code (.int) files) and dictionary (.idy) files.

When you start debugging, the Debug perspective is displayed, with the views useful for debugging. The default views include:

In addition, if configured, an X Window is displayed showing program dialog.