On 15.07.2014 04:02, Manu via Digitalmars-d-announce wrote:
On 15 July 2014 04:27, Rainer Schuetze via Digitalmars-d-announce <firstname.lastname@example.org <mailto:email@example.com>> wrote: On 14.07.2014 08:22, Manu via Digitalmars-d-announce wrote: There are alternative tools available for windows too, but I think the key for Windows developers remains proper integration into Visual Studio, and PDB support. I guess the biggest hurdle there is integrating D concepts info into MS's proprietary PDB format. Expressing debug info like C really won't get us the full mile. Rainer bundles Mago with VisualD. I wonder what that's doing lately... Aldo has put a lot of work in extending mago to 64-bit. I guess the next version of Visual D will come with it. Mago had D expression evaluation from the start, showing associative array elements was added a bit later. Have you tried it out? How does it deal with some of the cases Iain brought up; enum's, globals/statics, tls, etc.
It works, but not to the extend as described by Iain. Some of the issues need compiler support, like name symbol lookup through imports. IIRC unqualified globals/statics only work within the scope of their declaration (e.g. function statics), TLS should be ok.