In some software products which facilitate debugging of High level languages, it is possible to execute an entire HLL statement at a time. This frequently involves many machine instructions and execution pauses after the last instruction in the sequence, ready for the next 'instruction' step. This requires integration with the compilation output to determine the scope of each statement.
Full Instruction set simulators however could provide instruction stepping with or without any source, since they operate at machine code level, optionally providing full trace and debugging information to whatever higher level was available through such integration. In addition they may also optionally allow stepping through each assembly (machine) instruction generated by a HLL statement.
Programs comprised of multiple 'modules' complied from a mixture of compiled languages, and even instructions created "on-the-fly" in dynamically allocated memory, could be accomodated using this technique.
WIPO PUBLISHES PATENT OF SONY FOR "POWER SUPPLY METHOD, CHARGING CONTROL DEVICE AND POWER SUPPLY SYSTEM" (JAPANESE INVENTORS)
Mar 29, 2012; GENEVA, March 27 -- Publication No. WO/2012/036024 was published on March 22. Title of the invention: "POWER SUPPLY METHOD,...