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Date: 2004-02-04 (09:51)
From: Jan Kybic <kybic@f...>
Subject: [Caml-list] Re: How useful do you find the OCaml debugger?
> - Do you personally find the OCaml debugger useful?

Yes, very useful. Obviously a well written code reduces the need for a
debugger somehow, but once in a while you forget something and then it
is useful to see what the program is doing and compare it with what
you think it should be doing. I often insert debugging prints but 
sometimes it is faster to use the debugger, depends on the nature of
the problem.

Concerning the OCaml debugger, I have only used it for a few times, so
I am perhaps not the ideal judge. However, I loved the ability to go
backward. On the other hand, I would like to see some of the abilities
of the toploop integrated in it - evaluating arbitrary expressions,
like it can be done in the Python debugger, for example.


Jan Kybic <kybic@ieee.org>                  tel. +420 2 2435 7264
       or <kybic@fel.cvut.cz>,     http://cmp.felk.cvut.cz/~kybic

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