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

Marcus Denker denker at iam.unibe.ch
Wed Jan 14 04:23:09 EST 2009

On 13.01.2009, at 15:51, Igor Stasenko wrote:

> 2009/1/13 Marcus Denker <denker at iam.unibe.ch>:
>> On 09.01.2009, at 16:19, Stéphane Ducasse wrote:
>>> 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.
>> There is a very simple breakpoint mechanism in Pharo (in Squeak, too,
>> but
>> it was a bit broken there).
>> To try: There is a "toggle break on entry" item in the menu of  
>> methods
>> in the
>> old browser.
>> Technically, this just recompiles the method with a call to #break at
>> the beginning.
> is it better than doing a trick with method dictionary, as i showed  
> in example?

I did not check your example... but it sounds that it is at least as  
good. Maybe the
source-manipulation was done to later support breakpoint anywhere in  
the code (not only
the beginning)


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