Ex parte COSKUN et al. - Page 4

          Appeal No. 1997-4128                                                        
          Application 08/354,699                                                      

          The argument is made that nothing suggests that a history                   
          tape for debug commands as disclosed by Padawer may be combined             
          with an object as disclosed in Coplien to achieve the                       
          functionality of the claimed invention which calls for saving the           
          context of a user event.                                                    
          Appellants urge that none of the references discloses or                    
          suggests employing action objects, action slots and activation              
          objects to visually debug an object in a object-oriented program.           
          Each of an action object, action slot and activation object                 
          requires a software object in an object oriented environment, not           
          merely a                                                                    
          function module or routine as disclosed in Coplien or a simple              
          record as taught in Padawer.  It is urged that an activation                
          object stores the context of the user event, and that this feature          
          is not taught or suggested by the references.                               
          The examiner argues that Padawer is analogous prior art                     
          because it is in appellants’ field of endeavor, which is debugging          
          computer programs.  The position is taken that command-line                 
          programming techniques, such as recording “records to permit each           
          debug step to be precisely reproduced” (Padawer col. 5, lines 12-           
          15), are demonstrated as object oriented programming techniques in          


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