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Re: [Axiom-developer] Debugging Boot

From: Martin Rubey
Subject: Re: [Axiom-developer] Debugging Boot
Date: 25 Nov 2006 10:05:16 +0100
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"Bill Page" <address@hidden> writes:

> I think there might be some confusion. There is no such thing as
> "boot-mode" in Axiom. When you see the BOOT> prompt you are
> interacting with the Lisp intepreter. The prompt BOOT> indicates
> that you are in the "BOOT" package, i.e. the BOOT namespace which
> the default namespace for the Axiom interpreter. (Yes, it is a
> confusing name.)

thanks for the clarification.

> I think what you probably want to do is keep the source code of the entire
> routine that you are debugging in a file. Make changes to it, re-compile it,
> and load the resulting lisp code - replacing the previous function
> definintions. Then execute some test in Axiom.

OK. Could you please send me instructions (if you know how to do it).

* I'd like to debug i-output

* how can I display debugging information in boot, i.e., something like
  output("Hi, I'm here") and output(some-variable).



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