Ashley Sheridan wrote:
On Fri, 2009-10-16 at 09:04 -0400, Al wrote:
Bob McConnell wrote:
From: Raymond Irving
Will be ever see built-in debugging features for PHP?
I do not expect there would be. Debuggers are more likely to be provided
by the IDE. For example, in MS-Windows, Visual Studio is the IDE and can
include any of several compilers. It also includes the debugger, and
uses the same front end for all languages. Of course, Microsoft has it
much easier since they only support one hardware platform (x86) and one
OS. Unlike the rest of the world where tools are more likely to be
For an IDE with debug capabilities, try NetBeans. I am sure there are
others, but that is the only one I have actually looked at.
phpEdit, a super IDE, has an extensive suite of integrated debug tools.
Real coders don't use debugging tools, comments and output statements
are all you need ;)
I agree with you and that's why I said in my first message "Personally, I've
found that turning on "error_reporting(E_ALL)", debug_backtrace() and
debug_print_backtrace() quite adequate for most situations."
In fact, I don't recall even using debug_backtrace() and debug_print_backtrace()
in the last couple of years.
I script very robust code and it catches damn near all errors itself.
I find having a custom error handler that uses debug_backtrace() to
produce a limited stack trace very useful for finding errors sometimes.
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