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Re: using the debugger


From: rusi
Subject: Re: using the debugger
Date: Fri, 8 Apr 2011 10:30:03 -0700 (PDT)
User-agent: G2/1.0

On Apr 8, 7:03 pm, "Drew Adams" <address@hidden> wrote:
> > while I'm stepping through the calling of a function, it in turn calls
> > another function, which I don't really care about. I know what it's
> > going to return, I just want to get on with things, but the secondary
> > function is long and drawn-out and I have to hit "d" like
> > fifty times to get through it and back to the top-level function.
> > Can someone tell me how I can skip them?
>
> Use `c' to `c'ut to the `c'hase, skipping directly to the result of an
> evaluation.
>
> Use `d' to `d'ig through an evaluation step by step.
>
> Remember the `C-h m' is your friend in nearly any buffer.
>
> [Ken's reply about "instrumenting" was no doubt about using `edebug'.  I take 
> it
> that you are instead using `debug' (which is what I use, FWIW).  IOW, I assume

Just curious -- why do you prefer debug over edebug?
Or perhaps a better question: Whats your debug-workflow?

> you're either calling `(debug)' in your code or doing `M-x debug-on-entry' or
> setting `debug-on-error' or `debug-on-quit' to non-nil.]



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