Simon Pepping wrote:
The fact that the prototype is written in Ruby does not help. I have
never worked with Ruby before, so I have to get used to new
syntax. More importantly, I do not have good tools for Ruby. When I
try to understand code, I do not only read it. I also make extensive
use of a debugger. This allows me to see what the code actually does
to variables, in this case e.g. how the code fills the various layouts
variables, and links them back to earlier layouts. Is there a plugin
for Ruby in Eclipse that allows me to do this? Or is there another
useful tool that can help me here?
I haven't used Ruby myself, but it may be worth-while to check NetBeans.
There is quite a lot of support for Ruby finding its way into NB. Check
this page from the wiki. http://wiki.netbeans.org/RubyDebugging
Peter B. West <http://cv.pbw.id.au/>