[erlang-questions] Command-line Debugger?

Mazen Harake <>
Tue Feb 1 19:05:37 CET 2011

Hi Ahmed,

Perhaps my tutorial from the Erlang User Conference will help you out:

Good luck.



On 01/02/2011 15:28, Ahmed Al-Saadi wrote:
> Sorry if this was double-submitted, but I think that it didn't go to 
> the original group on the first attempt:
> Hello:
> 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?!
> 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!
> 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.
> 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.

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