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Re: Hook for script debugging

From: Ludovic Courtès
Subject: Re: Hook for script debugging
Date: Fri, 02 Oct 2009 10:35:53 +0200
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Neil Jerram <address@hidden> writes:

> I think it's inelegant to have to edit a script in order to debug it.
> If there is some generally useful system for debugging/introspection of
> a running Guile program - such as GDS, as I hope it will eventually
> become - it seems more efficient to be able to have a global switch for
> invoking that system - e.g. adding GUILE_BOOT_FORM to the environment -
> than to have to temporarily add the same invocation code to each program
> that you want to examine (and then remove it again when no longer
> needed).

Right, that’s a more compelling argument to me.  That is, if such a
mechanism can help provide a standard way to debug a program via GDS,
then I’m all for it.


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