I noticed, when upgrading from a 0.1xx-version to 0.231 that the debugger, when running channelf, is missing registers in the list to the right.
R16-R63 are gone from the list which makes things harder if you want to look for bugs, you'd just open debugger and scroll down the list.
They have now been censored from the main debugger view and you have to open a memory window...
So previously: tap a button, scroll list
Now (since some versions back):
debugger button, Ctrl+M, mouse, click selection table, select register space memory... then calculate what the register is in Octal (as it's always addressed in octal in the code) or decimal as is used in all the old code since 20 years back, then in the evenly spaced data (without an x-axle marker, chunk size doesn't help me much), count by stepping one hex number at the time pointing with the mouse pointer
It's a little bit more work, a little bit of time but a lot of times that could be spent on other things.
It would be highly useful to have the list of the registers (R16-R63) where they were before, with decimal numbering as before - or preferably - octal which would be R20-R77, I mean R O'20' - R O'77' since that's what you almost always use in the code.
Likewise the "IS" register would be extremely handy to show octal numbers for the same reason, because when needed a manual conversion to and from hex is often necessary to translate between the code (octal) and the debugger view (hex). It also messes things up if you want to set ISAR to O'76' by using "IS = 76" the IS register is set to 36 (hex, as registers are shown in hex) - which is logical in its own way.
Another matter is the new use of H'xxxx' in the debugger instead of $xxxx - just because they used that in a 50 year old book. Lean back on the 20 years that $ was used in MESS/MAME instead - and nobody had a problem with it. In my opinion it looks messier to read and it's not an improvement in any way.
Maybe, as there are "Options" - an option to use $xxxx instead of H'xxxx'. Don't know if that method is used for all systems?
(Yes, I'm one of those 1-5 guys that program for Channel F)