The DEBUG statement interrupts program execution by issuing a break to another stack level and issues a prompt. From this point you can issue debug commands, including returning to the execution of the interrupted program.
By default, a command issued at the debug prompt is an ObjectScript command. To issue a Caché MVBasic statement at the debug prompt, you must prefix a semicolon to the command. This is shown in the following terminal example:
USER:;myvar="ABC" USER:;DEBUG <BREAK>+1^MVBASIC1048.mvi Source Id: File: Line:0 USER 7d1>WRITE "my variable=",myvar my variable=ABC USER 7d1>;CRT "my variable",myvar my variable ABC USER 7d1>
The ;/ Statement
At the debug prompt, you can use the ;/ statement to display the contents of a variable. The variable may be subscripted. The syntax is as follows:
The ;/ statement returns varname=value. It can be used to display the value of a local variable, an array dimensioned with DIM, a variable defined using EQUATE, or a variable defined in a COMMON statement.
The ;/ statement can return COMMON variables that are defined in different accounts (namespaces).
; (semicolon) command in the MultiValue Commands Reference