Paradigm Corporation

2013 Universe Conference

Presentation materials from the September 2013 Universe Conference in Chicago, Illinois.


Editor 101 (MCP-1044)

Abstract The Editor (OBJECT/ED) was the first full-screen source code editor for MCP systems. It is the only one that was specifically designed for the Burroughs TD/ET/T27-style terminals that are still emulated today. Editor was the first tool to provide a convenient way to create and maintain patch files, and to integrate in a useful way the cross-reference data generated by the compilers.

Editor remains the tool of choice for most of the Unisys software engineering team. There are a number of things you can do with Editor that you can't do with any other editor for MCP systems. It is an arrow that should be in the quiver of every serious MCP programmer.

This presentation is a two-hour guided demonstration designed to give you an introduction to Editor and its basic capabilities. Topics will include fundamental concepts and techniques; running Editor from CANDE; editing and saving files; recessing and recovering editing sessions; compiling and running from within Editor; and decompiling and viewing object code. The lectures will briefly touch on some advanced Editor features, such as TADS support, XREF, and macros.

Presenter Paul Kimpel
Slides & Notes Presentation slides and notes as Adobe Acrobat .PDF (267 KB)
Attachment #1 A chart showing the CTRL-n-n-XMIT codes used with Editor. (46 KB)
Attachment #2 A chart showing sample keyboard macro assignments used with Editor. (19 KB)

Using COBOL-85 TADS with Eclipse (MCP-4052)

Abstract The Test and Debug System (TADS) is a family of interactive debugging tools for MCP programs. COBOL-85 TADS is the member of this family for use with COBOL-85 programs. It can be used standalone through batch and character-mode terminal interfaces, but is also integrated with the more advanced development environments -- Editor, PWB, and most recently the MCP Plug-in for Eclipse.

In this presentation, the speaker will review preparation of COBOL-85 programs for use with TADS, running programs through Eclipse in debugging mode, setting breakpoints, stepping through execution of the program, and monitoring the values of data items. Additional considerations for debugging COMS Direct-Window programs and Server Library programs will also be discussed. Attendees should leave this session with a grasp of the knowledge and techniques that will allow them to begin using TADS and Eclipse for debugging in their own work.

Presenter Paul Kimpel
Slides & Notes Presentation slides and notes as Adobe Acrobat .PDF (184 KB)


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