[erlang-questions] Can interactive debugger break on exceptio ns?

Convey Christian J NPRI <>
Thu Feb 28 20:45:15 CET 2008


So shouldn't Erlang error reports just include line numbers?

I don't know anything about Erlang's implementation, but omitting line numbers from error reports just seems capriciously Sadistic :) 

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Brian Cully [mailto:] 
> Sent: Thursday, February 28, 2008 2:41 PM
> To: Convey Christian J NPRI
> Cc: 
> Subject: Re: [erlang-questions] Can interactive debugger 
> break on exceptio ns?
> 
> On 28-Feb-2008, at 13:48, Convey Christian J NPRI wrote:
> > Thanks, that does help, but the function in question has 
> multiple if 
> > statements.  That's why I was looking for a line number.
> 
> 	It's good practice to break your functions up into very 
> small blocks, as it makes tracking these kinds of errors down 
> much easier. Once you start using multiple case/if 
> statements, debugging by exception gets to be difficult.
> 
> -bjc
> 



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