[Openmcl-devel] STEP function

Bill St. Clair wws at clozure.com
Sat Jan 9 21:09:30 UTC 2010


I think the only reason we don't do it is because nobody has yet
considered it important enough to pay for. We've probably done at
least part of the work with Gail's coverage facility. Gail, how much
effort do you think STEP would be?

-Bill

On Sat, Jan 9, 2010 at 3:58 PM, Philippe Sismondi <psismondi at arqux.com> wrote:
> I am just now trying to improve my beginner's skills at interactive debugging in CL. As far as I can tell the ccl STEP fn does nothing but evaluate the form. I see that this is permitted by the spec.
>
> If that is correct, is there any likelihood that STEP will be more fully implemented in ccl? Is "single stepping" not considered useful in CL debugging?
>
> Best,
>
> - Phil -
>
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