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Status Not under consideration
Workspace IBM i
Created by Guest
Created on Aug 6, 2018

RDI debug "step-back" function key

Have you ever stepped while debugging, realized that you've taken one step too far, and wished you could step back? Or, while stepping, saw a variable change in an unexpected way, and wish you could go back a step and see what its value was before? Now you can, all without having to restart debugging to recreate the state again! I think a mouse click or a function key to step-back will be very usefull

Use Case:

you are debuging your program and you press F5/F6 too fast. With a "Magic Key", you will have the possibility to "step-back" without stopping the debugging.

Idea priority Medium
  • Guest
    Apr 17, 2020

    After further review, this is not possible, as stepping back would also require all things processed to be reset to what it was before that step was entered and that is not possible. .

  • Guest
    Aug 7, 2018

    I do not know whether it istechnically possible to "Step Back", but maybe it is possible to enhance the debugger with a Java like "Drop To Frame" option to restart the current procedure. Also "Step Return" would be great. I often step into a procedure and then wanto to get back to the caller quickly.