I’ve been a big fan of debuggers ever since my first gig, an internship with Cisco Systems in 2000, where I became very familiar with gdb.
But I’ve had my complaints about the state of debugging in ruby. Read on to find how I’ve put my foot in my mouth.
I covered the basics in a previous blog post but one thing I’ve not stopped complaining about is the lack of debugger sessions. And by that I mean the ability to save a set of break points in a running process, quit that process, and restart it again restoring the previous break points and watches.
ruby-debug19 is abandonware and debugger has taken over. I was all set to dive into the source to determine how to hack in this functionality but imagine my surprise when I found its already available! Checkout
Oh man, do I ever love open source.