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Patent Title: Storing and querying execution information for object-oriented programs

Assignee: IBM
Patent Number: US5606699
Issue Date: 02-25-1997
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File Date:04-28-1995

Abstract: During the execution of an object-oriented program, an execution model extracts information from events in an event stream to create a dictionary of (stored) "communication records." These communication records represent communications to or between objects. A client program permits a user to query the records of the dictionary to access information and gain a better understanding of the program's execution. Different dictionary structures for storing information can be used to represent the communication records for these communications. Moreover, in alternative preferred embodiments, the dictionary can be arranged in various hierarchical structures. By providing different dictionary structures, the invention is flexible enough to accommodate many types of user queries.


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