[Openmcl-devel] STEP function
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Mon Jan 11 14:27:32 UTC 2010
At 1/9/2010 04:09 PM, Bill St. Clair wrote:
>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?
A fair amount. While the compiler support is pretty much there,
what's left is the whole runtime aspect of it -- managing
breakpoints, catching them, restarting, etc. And a UI, which for the
command line version means just adding some commands, but could be
much more interesting in the IDE.
>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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