[OT] Re: [ANN] tRev's new 'decoder' now showing...video is up!

Jerry Daniels jerry.daniels at me.com
Tue Aug 25 20:13:45 CDT 2009


Brian,

Your ideas for where this is going, they mirror my own. Cool.

SO...what're you waitin' for? Also, don't forget to get a mug or a  
tShirt.

Best,

Jerry Daniels
Watch tRev - The Movie
http://reveditor.com/trev-the-movie

On Aug 25, 2009, at 7:19 PM, Brian Yennie wrote:

> Jerry,
>
> I was honestly lukewarm about this at first as a heavy user of  
> "full" debuggers, but I'm definitely warming up to it. Fact is, that  
> about half the time I use a debugger and half the time I just litter  
> my scripts with "put" statements. This is a nice middle ground  
> approach.
>
> With that said, here is one thing I would personally find very cool  
> -- single variable "decode". I picture it like this:
>
> 1) Click on a variable name to "decode" it. tRev automagically sets  
> invisible (to me) breakpoints wherever that variable is used. You  
> could give some visual indicator (for instance, background color  
> change).
>
> 2) Run the script
>
> 3) View my script -- mouseover any instance of that variable and I  
> get the value at that point in the script.
>
> I kind of think of it as "vertical debugging" -- often I know what  
> variable is going awry and want to ignore all the rest of the  
> information. And so instead of adding tons of "put" statements or  
> wading through the context of all my other variables, I could very  
> quickly pinpoint where things went wrong with that variable by  
> clicking once and running.
>
>> Alex,
>>
>> I would love to change the name of our breakpoints to alexpoints or  
>> lenpoints or kevpoints, but alas, I cannot. Only the keyword  
>> "breakpoint" will cause the tracebreak message to be sent to tRev's  
>> frontscript in Rev where it stores the full context into a  
>> database. It's this data that the decoder then uses in tRev to help  
>> you fix code with less effort.
>>
>> I agree TOTALLY with the request, but alas, Rev forbids it. I am  
>> glad you like the decoder. I just updated it. You will see the  
>> "update available" link appear in the lower left of tRev editor any  
>> moment now.
>>
>> Best,
>>
>> Jerry Daniels
>> Watch tRev - The Movie
>> http://reveditor.com/trev-the-movie
>>
>> On Aug 25, 2009, at 4:54 PM, Alex Tweedly wrote:
>>
>>> They are not "breakpoints" !  the execution doesn't 'break' when  
>>> it gets to one.
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