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Report #:  96969   Status: Need Feedback
Large array debugging broken (compared to CB6)
Project:  C++Builder Build #:  C++Builder? XE
Version:    15.0 Submitted By:   Simon Quin
Report Type:  Basic functionality failure Date Reported:  8/1/2011 6:43:58 AM
Severity:    Commonly encountered problem Last Updated: 8/1/2011 7:09:41 AM
Platform:    All platforms Internal Tracking #:  
Resolution: Need More Info (Resolution Comments) Resolved in Build: : None
Duplicate of:  None
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If you define a large array of chars (100K) as part of a structure you cannot see it or any of the other parts of the structure. CBuilder 6 has no such limitations and when you push the array size to preclude inspection the other parts of the structure are displayed in the inspection window.
Steps to Reproduce:
New project. Then add this:

#define ARRAY_SIZE 10000

typedef struct

int JustAnInt;

bool JustABool;

unsigned char TxBuffer[ARRAY_SIZE];

static TestStruct MyStruct;

.....then initialise the array:

int Count;
time_t seconds;
srand((unsigned int) seconds);
MyStruct.JustAnInt = rand();
MyStruct.JustABool = (bool)rand();
   MyStruct.TxBuffer[Count] = (unsigned char)rand();

After initialisation Debug->Inspect the structure. All is visible. Now increase the array size and repeat

#define ARRAY_SIZE 10000

The values are no longer visible. CBuilder 6 does not have this limitation.

XE and CB6 projects to illustrate this are attached.
None so far

Tomohiro Takahashi at 8/1/2011 7:08:52 AM -
Could you please attach sample project to reproduce/verify your issue?

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