[erlang-questions] Command-line Debugger?

Ahmed Al-Saadi <>
Tue Feb 1 20:13:34 CET 2011


Hi Mazen:

I already started reading it and it does seem quite useful. Thanks!

Cheers,
Ahmed


On 2/1/11 1:05 PM, Mazen Harake wrote:
> Hi Ahmed,
>
> Perhaps my tutorial from the Erlang User Conference will help you out:
> http://www.erlang-factory.com/conference/testingtutorialworkshop2010/speakers/MazenHarake 
>
>
> Good luck.
>
> BR
>
> /M
>
> 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.
>>
>> TPG/TEG
>>
>



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