Number: 990

Date:  7-May-84  8':28':43

Submitter: Sybalsky

Source: Sybalsky

Subject: BTV! depends on the stack menu for a starting point?

Assigned To: 


Status: Fixed


Problem Type: Bug

Impact: Annoying

Difficulty: Easy

Frequency: Everytime

Priority: Perhaps

System: Programming Environment

Subsystem: Break Package

Machine: 1132


Lisp Version:  2-May-84 00':11':18

Source Files: 

Microcode Version: 5124

Memory Size: 4096

File Server: 

Server Software Version: 

Disposition: '
["" "30-Aug-84 10':50':37" Status':(Open->Fixed) Description':]'
["" "30-Aug-84 11':13':42" Description':]

Description: '
The BTV! stack trace command starts printing at the frame that is selected in the backtrace-stack menu.  This is most annoying, since you usually want the whole stack, and aren''t warned about the listing''s incompleteness.'
Date': 30 Aug 84 10':30 PDT'
Subject': ar 990': BTV! depends on stack menu'
To': Sybalsky'
Actually as they say "That''s not a bug that''s a feature."  BT and its friends start at LASTPOS.  The backtrace menu sets LASTPOS to the selected frame.  This allows things like ?=, REVERT and ARGS to work on the selected frame.  I am pretty sure that is the desired action in most cases.  '
I will update the documentation BT and friends to point out that LASTPOS can be set by selecting the display backtrace.  '


Test Case: 


Edit-Date: 30-Aug-84 11':13':42