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Patent Title: Apparatus and method for generating animated color coded software traces

Assignee: IBM
Patent Number: US6216143
Issue Date: 04-10-2001
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File Date:12-05-1994

Abstract: Apparatus and method for illustrating an order of execution of software code. At least portions of software code are presented on a display device with the software code representing instructions for operation of a computer under control of a program. A visual indication of an order of execution of the displayed instructions is also presented. In a preferred embodiment, the apparatus and method present the instructions in a plurality of colors, with the colors corresponding to the order of execution of the software code.


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