Number: 1300

Date:  1-Jun-84 14':36':16

Submitter: Sannella.PA


Subject: Document use of shift-select out of Dedit to "single step" fn execution

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Status: Declined


Problem Type: Documentation

Impact: Minor

Difficulty: Easy

Frequency: Everytime

Priority: Unlikely

System: Programming Environment

Subsystem: Code Editor



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Disposition: Silly suggestion. Problem is that the variables required for proper execution are not properly bound. But a note in the documentation pointing out shift selection into EVALQT is probably not a bad idea.'
["sheil" "12-Sep-84 18':59':58" Status':(Open->Declined) Difficulty':(Moderate->Easy) Priority':(Perhaps->Unlikely) Disposition':]

Description: '
Date': 21 May 84 17':19 PDT'
Subject': Lisp': Nice way to single step function execution'
Lisp-System-Date':  9-Apr-84 18':28':19'
Machine-Type': Dorado'
I just hit upon a nice technique for doing single-stepping of functions.  The trick is to edit the function, then exit the editor (but with Deditlinger, the window is still up).  Then use shift-selection to type the desired expression into the BREAK window (or the top level).  This works well and has the advantage that none of the variables bound by DEDIT interfere with the evaluation of the expression.  (Also, you can easily see the history of your activity, whereas if you use the DEDIT EVAL command, you lose this information).   Maybe this technique should be documented in the manual?'


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Edit-By: sheil

Edit-Date: 12-Sep-84 18':59':59