[Pharo-project] Breakpoints (was [OT] Great job guys)

Stéphane Ducasse stephane.ducasse at inria.fr
Fri Jan 9 10:19:30 EST 2009

one of the point about breakpoint is that they should not get the  
method dirty.
I know that some breakpoint code has been harvested but I do not  
remember how
to use it.


On Jan 9, 2009, at 10:27 AM, Janko Mivšek wrote:

> Dale Henrichs wrote:
>> ----- "Janko Mivšek" <janko.mivsek at eranova.si> wrote:
>> | And when you are already doing that, introduce also breakpoints  
>> back in
>> | Pharo as they are on GLASS GemTools. Very intuitive and the same  
>> as on
>> | most other Smalltalks. If they can be supported in GemTools, why
>> | aren't yet in Pharo? Any technical reason?
>> Breakpoints in GLASS/GemTools are taking advantage of the  
>> breakpoint feature in the GemStone/S VM. Remember, Squeak/Pharo are  
>> used as an OmniBrowser client for GLASS -- the debugger is running  
>> in a GemStone vm and the UI is running in the Squeak/Pharo vm.
> What I like about breakpoints in GemTools is the simplicity from
> usability standpoint. And similarity of use to other Smalltaltalks.
> And because their UI part is implemented in OmniBrowser on GemTools,
> they should be easily ported back to Pharo OmniBrowser, even that
> breakpoints in GS/S are implemented differently than in Squeak.
> In other words, let we port the UI for breakpoints first, on top of
> whatever Squeak supports for breakpoints currently. Later breakpoints
> can be enhanced on VM level as well.
> Janko
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