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NAME

       i - Debugger/Interpreter Interface

DESCRIPTION

       The module i provides short forms for some of the functions used by the graphical Debugger
       and some of the functions in the int module, the Erlang interpreter.

       This module also provides facilities for displaying status information  about  interpreted
       processes and break points.

       It  is  possible  to  attach  to interpreted processes by giving the corresponding process
       identity only. By default, an attachment window pops up. Processes at other  Erlang  nodes
       can be attached manually or automatically.

       By  preference,  these  functions can be included in the module shell_default. By default,
       they are.

EXPORTS

       im() -> pid()

              Starts a new graphical monitor. This is the Monitor window, the main window of  the
              Debugger.  All  of  the Debugger and interpreter functionality is accessed from the
              Monitor window. The Monitor window displays the status of all processes  that  have
              been/are executing interpreted modules.

       ii(AbsModules) -> ok
       ii(AbsModule) -> {module, Module} | error
       ini(AbsModules) -> ok
       ini(AbsModule) -> {module, Module} | error

              Types:

                 AbsModules = [AbsModule]
                 AbsModule = Module | File
                  Module = atom()
                  File = string()

              Interprets  the  specified  module(s).  ii/1  interprets  the module(s) only at the
              current node, see int:i/1. ini/1 interprets the module(s) at all known  nodes,  see
              int:ni/1.

       iq(AbsModule) -> ok
       inq(AbsModule) -> ok

              Types:

                 AbsModule = Module | File
                  Module = atom()
                  File = string()

              Stops interpreting the specified module. iq/1 stops interpreting the module only at
              the current node. inq/1 stops interpreting the module at all known nodes.

       il() -> ok

              Makes a printout of all interpreted modules. Modules are printed together with  the
              full path name of the corresponding source code file.

       ip() -> ok

              Makes a printout of the current status of all interpreted processes.

       ic() -> ok

              Clears  information  about  processes  executing  interpreted code byt removing all
              information about terminated processes.

       iaa(Flags) -> true
       iaa(Flags, Function) -> true

              Types:

                 Flags = [init | break | exit]
                 Function = {Module,Name,Args}
                  Module = Name = atom()
                  Args = [term()]

              Sets  when  and  how  to  automatically  attach  to   a   debugged   process,   see
              int:auto_attach/2. Function defaults to the standard function used by the Debugger.

       ist(Flag) -> true

              Types:

                 Flag = all | no_tail | false

              Sets how to save call frames in the stack, see int:stack_trace/1.

       ia(Pid) -> ok | no_proc

              Types:

                 Pid = pid()

              Attaches  to  the  debugged process Pid. A Debugger Attach Process window is opened
              for the process.

       ia(X,Y,Z) -> ok | no_proc

              Types:

                 X = Y = Z = int()

              Same as ia(Pid), where Pid is the result of calling the shell function pid(X,Y,Z).

       ia(Pid, Function) -> ok | no_proc

              Types:

                 Pid = pid()
                 Function = {Module,Name}
                  Module = Name = atom()

              Attaches to the debugged process Pid. The interpreter will call spawn(Module, Name,
              [Pid]) (and ignore the result).

       ia(X,Y,Z, Function) -> ok | no_proc

              Types:

                 X = Y = Z = int()
                 Function = {Module,Name}
                  Module = Name = atom()

              Same  as  ia(Pid,  Function), where Pid is the result of calling the shell function
              pid(X,Y,Z).  An   attached   process   is   expected   to   call   the   unofficial
              int:attached(Pid)  function and to be able to handle messages from the interpreter,
              see dbg_ui_trace.erl for an example.

       ib(Module, Line) -> ok | {error, break_exists}

              Types:

                 Module = atom()
                 Line = int()

              Creates a breakpoint at Line in Module.

       ib(Module, Name, Arity) -> ok | {error, function_not_found}

              Types:

                 Module = Name = atom()
                 Arity = int()

              Creates breakpoints at the first line of  every  clause  of  the  Module:Name/Arity
              function.

       ir() -> ok

              Deletes all breakpoints.

       ir(Module) -> ok

              Types:

                 Module = atom()

              Deletes all breakpoints in Module.

       ir(Module, Line) -> ok

              Types:

                 Module = atom()
                 Line = int()

              Deletes the breakpoint located at Line in Module.

       ir(Module, Name, Arity) -> ok | {error, function_not_found}

              Types:

                 Module = Name = atom()
                 Arity = int()

              Deletes  the breakpoints at the first line of every clause of the Module:Name/Arity
              function.

       ibd(Module, Line) -> ok

              Types:

                 Module = atom()
                 Line = int()

              Makes the breakpoint at Line in Module inactive.

       ibe(Module, Line) -> ok

              Types:

                 Module = atom()
                 Line = int()

              Makes the breakpoint at Line in Module active.

       iba(Module, Line, Action) -> ok

              Types:

                 Module = atom()
                 Line = int()
                 Action = enable | disable | delete

              Sets the trigger action of the breakpoint at Line in Module to Action.

       ibc(Module, Line, Function) -> ok

              Types:

                 Module = atom()
                 Line = int()
                 Function = {Module,Name}
                  Name = atom()

              Sets the conditional test of the breakpoint at Line in Module to Function.

              The conditional test is performed by calling Module:Name(Bindings), where  Bindings
              is  the  current  variable bindings. The function must return true (break) or false
              (do not break). Use int:get_binding(Var, Bindings)  to  retrieve  the  value  of  a
              variable Var.

       ipb() -> ok

              Makes a printout of all existing breakpoints.

       ipb(Module) -> ok

              Types:

                 Module = atom()

              Makes a printout of all existing breakpoints in Module.

       iv() -> atom()

              Returns  the  current  version  number  of the interpreter. The same as the version
              number of the Debugger application.

       help() -> ok

              Prints help text.

USAGE

       Refer to the Debugger User's Guide for information about the Debugger.

SEE ALSO

       int(3erl)