[erlang-questions] Command-line Debugger?

Ahmed Al-Saadi <>
Tue Feb 1 18:40:56 CET 2011


Thanks, Joseph and Steve for the responses.

I suppose I did not look at the original Programming Erlang coverage of 
debugging and instead assumed that OTP in Action's was comprehensive!

Cheers,
Ahmed


On 2/1/11 9:39 AM, Joseph Wayne Norton wrote:
> Ahmed -
>
> It may sound like a crazy idea but I'd recommend not using the debugger.
>
> Erlang's trace facilities are really great for troubleshooting code during development and production.
>
> The redbug tool is any easy way to get started with Erlang's tracer (https://github.com/massemanet/eper).
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> On 2011/02/01, at 23:28, Ahmed Al-Saadi wrote:
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>> Sorry if this was double-submitted, but I think that it didn't go to the original group on the first attempt:
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>> Hello:
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>> I'm a newcomer to Erlang (from Python). I've had great difficulties in using the wx-based debugger and was wondering if there is a command-line alternative a la python's pdb?!
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>> It seems that every time I use the default debugger, my Wish app hangs or crashes. Even with the latest release of wxErlang (0.97.1212), I was not even able to set a breakpoint!
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>> The use of a good debugger to trace program execution is invaluable in learning a new language--a pedagogical role, in addition to its normal troubleshooting role.
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>> Any ideas of how I can improve the situation of my development environment? Is there another command-line debugger? My platform is MacOS X 10.6.6 with Erlang R14B... and, no, changing platforms is not an option ;)  Also, if I knew how to write a debugger at this point in time, I would try to do so! Some guidance from a veteran could help.
>>
>> TPG/TEG
> Joseph Wayne Norton
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