When using the debug tool would like the PRINT commands to return the data in standard character format in the simulated return data area. Some time I need to put debug statements into my onscreen code to debug a function and only see Hex data.
Since the debug tool does not have a single step mode this is the only way to see what's going on in the code.
This could be as simple as selecting between Hex and Character output.
when dealing with integer based systems such as an MCU
it is already stretching it to convert bytes to char or string
- such is why libraries are large code size to do so
And which language the byte now is to be interpreted to again
- it is never ending, especially with more global languages added
difficulty with print is which bytes shall be printed and which not
by default the first 32 bytes were never attempted to be printed
- byte 00 to byte 31 are deemed non printable
When you are the programmer for (MCU side code)
- you are making a specific decision on specific code
- as such you can say this byte 3 needs to be char
But such specific rules do not work in standardization
across all user projects.
So what one sees as working, other see as bug
- this is left to the user domain as per their specific want and need
Actually that's what I ended up doing. Messing up my design with some variable on the screen so I could see where the problem was.
I see there's a button on the bottom to allow putting values into a graph. That had to take a lot of code to make happen. Adding a check mark to output the data in text would be nice.
It also states that the output to the PRINT command is in plain text with no hex codes around it. So I would expect the debug window to do that and not output hex values. Not like I'm asking for Octal or anything.