[Lazarus] Playing with debuggers

Michael Van Canneyt michael at freepascal.org
Tue Sep 14 15:44:12 CEST 2021

On Tue, 14 Sep 2021, Joost van der Sluis via lazarus wrote:

> Op 14-09-2021 om 14:26 schreef Michael Van Canneyt via lazarus:
>> On Tue, 14 Sep 2021, Joost van der Sluis via lazarus wrote:
>>> Hi all,
>>> I'm playing with several debuging-concepts. And I want to share this 
>>> one with you.
>>> I've created a new Lazarus-debugger LazDabDebugger that can work with 
>>> FpdServer. It depends on a package (LazDebugExtensionIntf) that adds 
>>> another way of showing debugging variables inside Lazarus.
>>> I can write tons of texts about the background and possibilities. But 
>>> for now I'm just curious at your input.
>>> Look at the screencast or install the debugger, and share your 
>>> opinion(s).
>> Impressive job...
>> Looking at the screencast, I think changing the current interface with the
>> one presented in the screencast would be a definite improvement; 
>> regardless of the backend used...
> Yes, but that needs work on the backends. And I think we can better 
> improve and fine-tune the interface first. At this moment this is easily 
> done. Once there are multiple backends, that becomes more work.

I think you indeed better fine-tune first. It could be that the fine-tuning
necessitates changes in the API, so better to do this with 1 backend. Once
the API is stable, expand to other backends.


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