[ESS] debugging, mostly tracebug

Vitalie Spinu spinuvit at gmail.com
Mon Apr 8 18:15:35 CEST 2013

  >> Andreas Leha <andreas.leha at med.uni-goettingen.de>
  >> on Mon, 8 Apr 2013 13:59:28 +0200 wrote:

 >> Oups, it actually works fine. The limitation is not as severe as I
 >> thought. C-c C-t d does not accept input that is not in the completion
 >> list, and that is not a biggie. The following will work fine:

 > Sorry to step in.
 > Would it be hard to change that?  For instance, I'd find it handy if
 > not-exported functions from a package would be 'visible' to a debugging
 > session in that package.  (Not very important, though, as I can call
 > debug() on them manually, of course)

Yes, good idea indeed. Also non-exported names should be visible in
those packages in ess-developer-packages.

 > And more general it would also be handy if local variables (as variables
 > defined in the debugging session) would appear in the completion list
 > during the debugging session.

Yep, that is part of the plan.


 >> This is the editors task. Let's not mix it with R. I have this long in
 >> my todo list. Stepping into next call frame is on todo as well.

 > That is great news.  (I guess due to my limited
 > programming skills) that would be really helpful quite often.

 > (Maybe it'll be Christmas soon, after all....)

I plan to resume working on it at the end of the month, so may be your
Christmas will come on May day ;)


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