[lazarus] Display option problem..

Marc Weustink marc at dommelstein.net
Sun Aug 3 10:24:56 EDT 2003

At 00:18 3-8-2003 -0600, Jesus Reyes wrote:

>----- Original Message -----
>From: Marc Weustink <marc at dommelstein.net>
> > At 14:24 2-8-2003 -0500, Jesus Reyes wrote:
> >
> > >by the way another question: are you planning to add a debug console,
> > >so the user can 'talk' to the debugger?


> > What commands would you like ?
> >
>It's funny, I thought about it because the watches functionality is
>unfinished and I was in the need for that.

There is a trick to have something like watches.
Tooltip evaluation is working. If you move your mouse to an expression, it 
gets evaluated. Nothing new. However if you select a more complex 
expression, the selection gets evaluated. And if the expression you want to 
evaluate isn't in code, just type the expression (behind a coomment) 
somewhere in you code, select it, and it gets evaluated :-)

>But as debugging functionality gets completed (watches, evaluate, 
>conditional breakpoints, cpu, etc) I don't really see the need for it but 
>I'm not a gdb expert, so maybe others can give more arguments to support 
>or reject the idea.
>Some times I just need to set a conditional break point, check some
>values and go, some others I had to disassemble one block of code, inspect
>some registers, etc. So one thing I would add its flexibility.

These are all thing planned to be implemented some day.

>More funny, I like the idea more for what I don't know that for what
>I know :).



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