Debugging and the execution path
jerry at daniels-mara.com
Sat Dec 24 21:30:31 CST 2005
It seems there are two requests...
- one to make a variable whose value has just changed to be easy to
- another to stop execution, like a breakpoint.
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On Dec 24, 2005, at 8:09 PM, Dennis Brown wrote:
> The reason I wanted a "watched" variables folder was not because I
> expected execution to stop if any value changed, it was because I
> have so many variables, that I wanted to reduce the widow area
> needed to see all the variables I needed to see in order to debug
> the suspect area of a script. Half of my variables are arrays
> (large ones) --and globals at that. So any of these methods that
> allow a reduced set of variables to be visible at once are of
> interest to me. Many times I am desk checking the result of a
> variable that has changed against the variables used in the
> calculation, so even though the input variable values did not
> change, I still want to see their values.
> PS. Please send me the test version also and I will see how I like
> On Dec 24, 2005, at 8:14 PM, Jerry Daniels wrote:
>> Question for Variable Watching folks:
>> Why do we want a list of watched variables?
>> I ask this because I only want to see them if their value changes.
>> What if any value that changes is hilited?
>> That approach would be far more economical (processing time, and
>> real estate) AND I think it gives the desired effect--you get to
>> watch any variable whose value changes after the execution of a
>> line of code.
>> But maybe I'm missing something. Before you answer that, read the
>> next paragraph, please.
>> NOTE for Constellation Users: If you would like to see the
>> approach to variable watching that I just mentioned, let me know
>> and I'll email you a non-released version of Constellation that
>> has a free-standing (non embedded) version of this variable watcher.
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