[plt-scheme] debugging [mini rant]

From: Gregory Cooper (ghcooper at gmail.com)
Date: Tue Jul 28 19:40:39 EDT 2009

> When trying to use DrScheme debug function, values most of the times
> print outside the allocated space for it, making it basically useless.
> If I can't inspect values, the debugging is useless with the exception
> of being able where the code if flowing to.

If you right-click on a bound variable, or on the green execution
marker (when it's at the end of an expression), a menu pops up with
the option to print the expression's value to the REPL.  Admittedly,
this is a long way from the sort of value-inspection capability that
would ideally be available, but it does overcome the immediate problem
you've described, and it might be possible to extend the mechanism
into something richer over time.


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