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Re: watching for variable assignment


From: Michael Heerdegen
Subject: Re: watching for variable assignment
Date: Mon, 10 Mar 2014 20:56:11 +0100
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/24.3.50 (gnu/linux)

Eric Abrahamsen <address@hidden> writes:

> > You are looking for a "Write Breakpoint".  I haven't done much Elisp
> > debugging.  Going by the docs, the following looks promising.
> >
> >     (info "(elisp) Global Break Condition")
>
> No, this isn't going to work -- the only way I could find the code
> that's resetting the variable would be to instrument it directly, which
> would require knowing which code it was in the first place.

No, not necessarily.  You can set `edebug-all-defs' non-nil and
instrument whole libraries.  That may make things much
slower, but may be worth a try.

Michael.




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