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Re: MOO Source Level Debugger bf's...

At 10:33 PM 7/24/96 -0700, Nick Ingolia wrote:
>On Wed, 24 Jul 1996, Juliean Galak wrote:
>> Well, I don't knwo if this idea was advanced before or not, but how about a
>> debugger?  somethign with breakpoints and variable watch might be nice.  The
>> other BIG thing I'd love to see is a full set of docs for LambdaCore (I
>> dont' know if this falls into your jurisdiction or not...)
>>           --Juliean Galak (a.k.a. Falcon)
>	Steve Caron and I have created a set of built-in functions that
>provide for the functionality of a source level debugger, and are in the
>process of creating MOOcode to provide a standard editor style interface
>for them.  These builtins exist currently, though not in a thoroughly
>documented fashion, in the latest release of MacGoesMOO (the Mac port of
>MOO 1.8.0p5).  We are currently testing their stability in the UNIX
>implementation and should be releasing a patch file sometime.
>	To summarize, these bf's allow the owner of a suspended task to:
>* make the suspension indefinite
>* resume it for exactly one line of code
>* resume it for exactly one line of code or until it enters another verb
>but before it actually executes any code in the called verb, whichever
>comes first
>* resume it until the current verb returns
>	Combined with the Direct Stack Access extensions, these provide
>all the functionality I've seen in real high-level language source level

when you get it working on the UNIX variant can you please drop me/the list
a letter... Thanx...

          --Juliean Galak (a.k.a. Falcon)

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