[REBOL] Re: debugging rebol apps
From: g:santilli:tiscalinet:it at: 18-Sep-2000 19:27
On 17-Set-00, you wrote:
r> Hi. Since rebol does not have a compiler, I find it a bit more
r> difficult to debug large rebApps. Anyone have any debugging
r> tips/strategies? Curious how others debug their scripts...
Actually, interpreted languages are usually much easier to debug
than compiled ones.
WRT REBOL, you can add PROBEs to you code to see what happens;
this is the method I prefer, but you need to know where to put
PROBEs. Sometime you might want to use TRACE, as in:
; piece of code to debug
but note that this produces a lot of output.
A good advice, that you surely know, is to subdivide you problem
into subproblems, and subdivide your code into functions. This way
you can debug every function individually at the console, before
testing the whole program.
Gabriele Santilli <[giesse--writeme--com]> - Amigan - REBOL programmer
Amiga Group Italia sez. L'Aquila -- http://www.amyresource.it/AGI/