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Feature Requests: (1) disassembly highlights (2) disassembly tooltips
3 weeks, 3 days ago Edited by chadbramwell on Feb. 2, 2020, 4:33 a.m. Reason: Initial post
(1) A common problem I face when debugging disassembly is tracing the movement of data across registers in reverse to figure out what was in a register and why. A second problem I commonly face is trying to figure out where a jump instruction is going.

It would be awesome if RemedyBG could figure out what "body" the cursor is hovered over (register, register+offset, asm instruction, instruction address, etc...) and automatically highlight all matches in view.


(2) Learning assembly requires a lot of looking up in manuals. It's a slow and painful process. Even if I memorized what a particular instruction does, it can be easy to forget the ordering of parameters, and important side-effects of the instruction.

It would be awesome to show a tooltip for a selected asm instruction and/or a quick link to more information.



Thanks for your willingness and tenacity to write a debugger! I hope it's fun and lucrative enough for you to continue!
-Chad
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Feature Requests: (1) disassembly highlights (2) disassembly tooltips
3 weeks, 2 days ago
chadbramwell
(1) A common problem I face when debugging disassembly is tracing the movement of data across registers in reverse to figure out what was in a register and why. A second problem I commonly face is trying to figure out where a jump instruction is going.

It would be awesome if RemedyBG could figure out what "body" the cursor is hovered over (register, register+offset, asm instruction, instruction address, etc...) and automatically highlight all matches in view.


(2) Learning assembly requires a lot of looking up in manuals. It's a slow and painful process. Even if I memorized what a particular instruction does, it can be easy to forget the ordering of parameters, and important side-effects of the instruction.

It would be awesome to show a tooltip for a selected asm instruction and/or a quick link to more information.



Thanks for your willingness and tenacity to write a debugger! I hope it's fun and lucrative enough for you to continue!
-Chad


Chad,

Thanks for the great suggestions. I've made a note that captures your ideas.