I just use (gimp-message) a lot, with my error console turned on.

Here are pointers that work well with script-fu (up to a point):
http://www.cs.indiana.edu/chezscheme/debug/

Too bad script-fu doesn't support tracing.

-Rob A>




On Tue, Jul 27, 2010 at 3:09 PM, Joseph Areeda <are...@gmail.com> wrote:

> I have a few function on my must have list.  I've been able to find some
> scripts that are close.
>
> It's been over 20 years since I did any LISP programming so Scheme is
> not to bad, but still a chore.
>
> My biggest issue is debugging.  My searching has turned up this quote
> (http://adrian.gimp.org/batch/batch-7.html):
>
> "Debugging Script-Fu scripts is only slightly less painful than stabbing
> yourself in the eye with a dull spoon.
>
> There is no debugger for Script-Fu, and it tends to generate either no
> errors or pretty much useless errors."
>
> That sums up my experience so far, but I'm looking for a more optimistic
> approach.
>
> If anyone has any suggestions, I'd appreciate it.
>
> ----------
> As a more long term fantasy, has there been any discussion of an RPC
> portal to the Procedure Database.
>
> This would allow add-ons to be written in any language with a relatively
> small investment in each.  The big plus for the developers of add-on
> would be the ability to use existing IDEs with a DEBUGGER.
>
> This is a project I could sink my teeth into.
>
> Joe
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