[slime-devel] Debugging without stepping

Michael Price michael at ectospheno.com
Fri Jan 13 15:19:38 UTC 2006

On 1/13/06, Paolo Amoroso <amoroso at mclink.it> wrote:
> Jonathon McKitrick <jcm at FreeBSD-uk.eu.org> writes:
> > I'm new to SLIME, and trying to figure out some practical debugging strategies
> > since I'm so used to single-stepping and breakpoints, and we don't have those
> > facilities (IIRC) under Lisp/SLIME.
> My own debugging approach is heavily based on SLIME's ability to
> display function call backtraces and examining/inspecting stack
> frames.  I personally rarely use single-stepping and breakpoints.

I agree. With a functional programming style your error is usually on
the stack and easily seen examining the backtrace.


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