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Re: using the debugger

From: ken
Subject: Re: using the debugger
Date: Fri, 08 Apr 2011 07:26:51 -0400
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On 04/08/2011 07:18 AM Eric Abrahamsen wrote:
> I'm just learning to use the emacs debugger, and wish I'd done so a lot
> earlier. There's one thing I can't figure out how to do. In many cases,
> while I'm stepping through the calling of a function, it in turn calls
> another function, which I don't really care about. I know what it's
> going to return, I just want to get on with things, but the secondary
> function is long and drawn-out and I have to hit "d" like fifty times to
> get through it and back to the top-level function.
> I thought "u" might be there to unstar a particular subroutine and let
> me jump straight to its return, but that doesn't seem to be the case, or
> else I'm using it wrong -- in any case I still have to walk through all
> the gory internals of all secondary functions. Can someone tell me how I
> can skip them?
> Thanks!
> Eric

Just don't instrument the functions you don't want to step through.  If
a function is already instrumented, undo that by evaluating it in the
normal way, i.e., place the point at the end of it and do C-x C-e.

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