[wingide-users] Feature request - Change text color of stack data changed since last debug state

Wingware Support support at wingware.com
Mon Oct 3 20:30:12 EDT 2005


On Mon, 3 Oct 2005, Russell Warren wrote:
> This is a very handy feature in other debuggers and it would be 
> great to get this added to Wing.
> 
> In case the subject is not clear enough, please take the following example:
> 
> Imagine you are debugging some application, it is stopped at a 
> breakpoint and you are looking at the state of various variables in 
> the Stack Data tab.  Then you set a new breakpoint several lines 
> down in the code and resume the code.  Any changes to any of the 
> variable values that happened during the execution should appear in 
> red in the stack data.  Also, since this is Python, new variables 
> added to the dictionary should be coloured (maybe with a different 
> color?).
> 
> Seems that this should be pretty easy (says the guy not coding it)?  
> The worst brute forcing would just require maintaining a duplicate 
> copy of the stack data to compare against with every execution step.  
> Maybe have it togglable to appease the memory conscious.

We would only be able to show colors for values that were actually 
retrieved in the previous stop, but otherwise this is a nice feature.  
It was already in our database as a low priority item and I've 
increased it to medium.

Thanks,

Stephan Deibel

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