your favorite debugging tool?

Esmail ebonak at
Tue Aug 25 14:51:06 CEST 2009

Hi Ben,

Ben Finney wrote:
> Whenever a simple output statement is too cumbersome for debugging, I
> take it as a sign that the program is too cumbersome to follow.

I'll have to think about this .. though my gut says this is true :-)

re your other point about the interactive shell, I agree it's useful, but
to me still doesn't quite do what a full-fledged debugger can - but perhaps
that is a reflection of my skill with the shell at this point.

Always more to learn.


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