Proposal for Tool to Trace
Method Call Chains
Currently, there is no way in Netbeans to select a method and find all
calls to that
method or the chains of all calls to that method. This is useful
in day-to-day code
maintenance, especially when managing a large code base or when maintaining
written by someone else. Commonly performed tasks where this
would be valuable
I am working on a large project and have taken over code from other developers
When considering modifying a method signature select the method to be modified,
find all the places that refer to that method., and have a shortcut to
get to those places.
To visualize the use of a method see the whole chain or tree of calls to
Scan for methods that are never referenced so they can be deleted, or methods
only referenced from within that class so the level of the access modifier
can be reduced.
and I really need tools that are more efficient at maintaining the
code than just
searching for problem areas with the editor.