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Subject: Re: [Boost-build] Debugger for Jam
From: Aaron Boman (aaron_at_[hidden])
Date: 2015-03-22 17:17:28

On 3/22/2015 2:40 PM, Steven Watanabe wrote:
>> What are your thoughts on allowing execution of arbitrary snippets of
>> code? Perhaps default to interpreter functionality if a valid command
>> isn't provided? For example, being able to alter the running code by
>> changing a value. Or another example, being able to import some utility
>> rule.
> This paragraph is talking about the debugger
> again, right?
Yes it is :)
> My intention was to follow gdb's
> interface as closely as possible. Right now,
> you can execute a rule call from print. I haven't
> looked up what commands gdb provides for modifying
> the program's state, yet.
I just now saw your comment about being a subset of gdb in the commit
message; specifically the IDE integration. It makes sense then to not

Thanks again for working on this. This will make several developers that
I know very happy :)

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