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Subject: Re: [boost] [preprocessor metaprogramming] tools
From: Dave Abrahams (dave_at_[hidden])
Date: 2012-07-28 22:16:55

on Fri Jul 06 2012, Nathan Ridge <> wrote:

>> >I wanted to share with you something I've found very useful for
>> >tracing/debugging macro metaprograms: the Eclipse CDT IDE has a
>> >"macro stepper" that allows you to step through the expansion of
>> >a macro step-by-step from the initial invocation to the final
>> >expansion. (This feature can be accessed by using the "Explore
>> >Macro Expansion" context menu item on a macro invocation.)
>> This seems very nice, and probably can help especially when
>> debugging deferred expressions. However, will it show when a macro
>> is painted blue? That is really important to knowing why it didn't
>> expand.
> Unfortunately it does not show that. That would be a nice addition.

Wouldn't it be possible to build something really useful on top of the
Wave library?

Dave Abrahams
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