• Subject: batch debug
  • From: Jromeh@xxxxxxx
  • Date: Fri, 3 Oct 1997 02:38:05 -0400 (EDT)

Thanks, will have to look for that article.

Would like to see STRISDB allow a fully qualified job name, even one on 
hold. Wouldn't have to change the CL _or_ hunt through a _very_ long 
*SELECT list on a large system.

It's quicker and easier to debug complex batch stream looking at source 
in ISDB than repeatedly typing ADDBKP, RMVBKP, ADDPGM, CHGDBG, DSPPGMVAR, 
CHGPGMVAR referring to a listing or another session. This makes changing 
a copy of the CL worth it as a workaround.

When forced to use STRDBG, duplicating cmds to shorter names like DPV and 
CPV helps a bit.

Ed, thanks for the inquiry message workaround. Booth, the I1 and I2 you 
posted are really nice PDM shortcuts for ISDB. Thanks.

>I agree that modifying code to debug it is ridiculous, however the 
>programmer at IBM that wrote STRISDB seems to disagree. To use ISDB on a 
>job that job must be ACTIVE. Therefore, we have all come up with these odd 
>ways to use ISDB on batch jobs.

>There was an article on using ISBD with batch jobs in a recent News400 or 
>Midrange Computing article -- some time in the past 6 months. The steps 
>involved using routing data and routing programs to enable debugging w/o 
>modifying the target programs.

>>Rediculous.  Who ever heard of modifying code to run debug on it?

>>Just submit the job on hold or put the job queue on hold.  Start the
>>debugger and then start the job.  The rest will be intuitive.

>>>The easiest way is to inbed a "DLYJOB DLY(<# of seconds>)" at the 
>>>beginning of the CL with enough time for you to bring the debugger 
>>>up.


Jerome Hughes                     jromeh@aol.com
InterPro Consulting Services      www.interproinc.com
Rosemont, IL USA                  these are my own opinions only

OMNI User Communications Dir.     www.omniuser.org

"Remember, I started this company in my parent's garage." Steve Jobs


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