Symbolically debugging HLASM applications using Rational Developer for System z and Debug Tool

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Laurence England and Vikram Manchala

Date archived: January 3, 2017 | First published: January 09, 2008

This article describes how to symbolically debug Language Environment (LE) enabled High Level Assembler (HLASM) applications running on z/OS.

You should have some familiarity with Eclipse, Rational Developer for System z V7.1.1, and High Level Assembler. For links to more information on these products, see Resources. You also need a rudimentary understanding of Job Control Language (JCL) and JCL Procedures.

This article describes how an application programmer can write an assembler program, build the executable, and symbolically debug the assembler application using Rational Developer for System z and Debug Tool V8.1. When symbolically debugging the assembler application, you can view and change the values of the variables within the assembler application using the names of the variables, animate the step-by-step execution of the assembler routine while viewing the assembler listing file, and establish breakpoints within the assembler listing file.

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