Enhanced Newbie Debugger
dway at mat.net
Tue Aug 24 06:24:43 UTC 1999
On Mon, 23 Aug 1999, Ashley George Taylor wrote:
> I have developed an enhanced debugger for newbies which is easier to use
> and gives more useful info. Others may find it useful too.
Looks good. Interestingly, this more or less implements what Bob Arning
was talking about a few days ago as far as showing the results of each
message send while debugging. (In a slightly different way.) Showing
these intermediate/returned values is a great idea.
I did notice that some messages didn't show their returned objects...
simple accessors such as Rectangle>>corner, and some binary selectors such
as + and *. I'm not sure if this was intentional, but I don't think you'd
want to leave these out.
(Also, the thin border just above the "returned" pane makes it difficult
to resize the source code pane to be larger, but I admit that's getting
- Doug Way
dway at mat.net
> o It has buttons for stepping, sending, etc. (an idea from Scott
> o It shows EVERY message during execution and gives the values of
> intermediate objects, arguments and returned objects.
> o It shows the class each message was found in, and the classes it had
> look through to find it.
> I would appreciate it if more experienced Squeakers give it a spin and
> point out any flaws they find, especially since I am not a Squeak expert
> and we plan to use this debugger in a course this semester.
> See and download at
> -Ashley George Taylor (ataylor at cc.gatech.edu)
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