The call stack, or runtime stack, is an area of memory used
to store function return information and local variables. As each
function is called, a record is created on the call stack. This
record is commonly known as a stack frame.
The debugger can display the calling sequence of any functions
that are still in the execution path because their calling addresses
are still on the call stack. However:
a function completes execution the associated stack frame is removed
from the call stack and the information is no longer available to
If the call stack contains a function for which
there is no debug information, the debugger might not be able to
trace back up the calling stack frames. Therefore you must compile all
your code with debug information to successfully view the full call
If you are debugging multi-threaded applications, a separate
call stack is maintained for each thread.
All the views in the DS-5 Debug perspective are associated
with the current stack frame and are updated when you select another
frame. The current stack frame is shown in bold text.
Figure 5-2 Debug Control view