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References Manager

Status: Declined
Available in the NI Desktop Execution Trace Toolkit

I'm not sure if there is already a way to do this, but it'd be nice to have a "References Manager" at run-time so you can watch all kinds of references be created and (hopefully) destroyed when no longer needed. This can apply to file refnums, TCP connection IDs, queues, etc. It would be helpful for debugging large programs and where multiple developers are working on the same project... as well as for the forgetful likes 🙂

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NI sells the Desktop Trace Toolkit that lets you do this and a lot more.

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Status changed to: Declined
Available in the NI Desktop Execution Trace Toolkit