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#1 2011-04-10 02:30:43 pm

DEddy
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Late Night SW's Script Debugger

Late Night Software's Script Debugger is a "must have/learn" for serious AS work?

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#2 2011-04-10 02:37:35 pm

StefanK
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Re: Late Night SW's Script Debugger

For me: YES !


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#3 2011-04-10 03:05:20 pm

DEddy
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Re: Late Night SW's Script Debugger

Stefan -

Would you consider Debugger a NECESSITY from the start?

While I'm a newbie to AS, I have worked with other languages & their debuggers.

The question is... do I spend the money for Script Debugger NOW, or can I hold off for a bit?  Or would the lack of Debugger slow my learning of AS?

I think I'm talking myself into this... if I'm going to be serious about AS, I HAVE to have Debugger, right?

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#4 2011-04-10 03:14:02 pm

StefanK
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Re: Late Night SW's Script Debugger

DEddy wrote:

Stefan -
Would you consider Debugger a NECESSITY from the start?


Not from the start.
I've learned the language without SD.
I bought it when I was going to write more complex scripts
As the name implies SD makes it very easy to debug scripts with its excellent tracer and variable monitor.

Meanwhile I can't go without it


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#5 2011-04-10 04:37:42 pm

DJ Bazzie Wazzie
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Re: Late Night SW's Script Debugger

Well If you have worked with a compiler language like C, C++ or  Objective-C for example, script debugger is nothing like you're used to. I'm familiar and can't program C++ for example without a debugger but I can with Applescript. It's not necessary for me because I can faster debug in my way of programming than using a debugger. But this is a preference for me and it can be useful for other scripters. I just want to warn you – because you said you've worked with other debuggers – that it's nothing like a debugger for a compiler language.

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#6 2011-04-10 05:18:04 pm

Adam Bell
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Re: Late Night SW's Script Debugger

I learned scripting using the Script Editor only and, like Stefan, moved to the Script Debugger when my scripts began getting much more complex. The feature of SD that I appreciate the most is that when you run a script, the value of all your variables are shown -- not just the result -- which saves you a good deal of logging.


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