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Re: New debugger

From: Ludovic Courtès
Subject: Re: New debugger
Date: Sat, 02 Jan 2010 23:48:28 +0100
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/23.1 (gnu/linux)

Hi all & happy new year where applicable!  :-)

Andy Wingo <address@hidden> writes:

> Here's my TODO list regarding the debugger:
> ;; eval expression in context of frame
> ;; set local variable in frame
> ;; step until next instruction
> ;; step until next function call/return
> ;; step until return from frame
> ;; step until different source line
> ;; step until greater source line
> ;; watch expression
> ;; break on a function
> ;; remove breakpoints
> ;; set printing width
> ;; (reuse gdb commands perhaps)
> ;; disassemble a function
> ;; disassemble the current function
> ;; inspect any object

You omitted reverse debugging.  :-)

> Thoughts? Should this thing be on by default? There should certainly be
> a way to turn it off...

I think it’s nice to have it on by default because it helps one get the
job done even without reading documentation in detail.

Great stuff!


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