Command-line Debugger?

Steve Strong steve@REDACTED
Tue Feb 1 15:33:01 CET 2011

Take a loog at the builtin dbg module - for tracing, it probably does pretty much everything you need.

Steve Strong

On Tuesday, February 1, 2011 at 3:28 PM, 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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