[Pharo-users] [Moose-dev] Re: gtdebugger in pharo 5.0

Andrei Chis chisvasileandrei at gmail.com
Fri Jan 8 08:18:54 EST 2016

On Fri, Jan 8, 2016 at 2:09 PM, Dimitris Chloupis <kilon.alios at gmail.com>

> does the GTDebugger respect the pharo themes support or is it like
> GTSpotter ?

It behaves just as GTInspector regrading the theme.  Just if you are using
a custom theme and want to have the coloring of the stack enabled you need
to provide the appropriate colors in your theme (styleContext:from:)


> On Fri, Jan 8, 2016 at 1:08 PM Tudor Girba <tudor at tudorgirba.com> wrote:
>> Hi,
>> We are about to integrate in Pharo a new member of the Glamorous Toolkit:
>> the GTDebugger. As this is a significant change that might affect your
>> workflow, here is some background information to help you deal with the
>> change.
>> First, you should know that the change is not irreversible and it is
>> easily possible to disabled the new debugger through a setting. However,
>> please do take the time to provide us feedback if something does not work
>> out for you. We want to know what can be improved and we try to react as
>> fast as we can.
>> A practical change comes from the fact that the variables are manipulated
>> through a GTInspector, which makes it cheaper to maintain in the longer run.
>> While the first thing that will capture the attention is the default
>> generic interface, the real power comes from the moldable nature of the
>> debugger. Like all other GT tools, GTDebugger is also moldable by design.
>> This means that we can construct custom debuggers for specific libraries at
>> small costs (often measured in a couple of hundred lines of code).
>> For example, the core configuration includes also the SUnit and the
>> bytecode debugger. These are around 150 lines of code. Here is how the
>> bytecode debugger looks like:
>> You can find more information in an introductory overview blog post that
>> also includes some links for further reading:
>> http://www.humane-assessment.com/blog/gtdebugger-in-pharo/
>> Please let us know what you think.
>> Cheers,
>> Doru
>> --
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