DebuggingUtilities.jl

Simple utilities for debugging julia code
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DebuggingUtilities

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This package contains simple utilities that may help debug julia code.

Installation

Install with

pkg> dev https://github.com/timholy/DebuggingUtilities.jl.git

When you use it in packages, you should activate the project and add DebuggingUtilities as a dependency use project> dev DebuggingUtilities.

Usage

@showln

@showln shows variable values and the line number at which the statement was executed. This can be useful when variables change value in the course of a single function. For example:

using DebuggingUtilities

function foo()
    x = 5
    @showln x
    x = 7
    @showln x
    nothing
end

might, when called (foo()), produce output like

x = 5
(in /home/tim/.julia/dev/DebuggingUtilities/test/funcdefs.jl:5)
x = 7
(in /home/tim/.julia/dev/DebuggingUtilities/test/funcdefs.jl:7)
7

@showlnt

@showlnt is for recursion, and uses indentation to show nesting depth. For example,

function recurses(n)
    @showlnt n
    n += 1
    @showlnt n
    if n < 10
        n = recurses(n+1)
    end
    return n
end

might, when called as recurses(1), generate

                                 n = 1
                                 (in recurses at /home/tim/.julia/dev/DebuggingUtilities/test/funcdefs.jl:10)
                                 n = 2
                                 (in recurses at /home/tim/.julia/dev/DebuggingUtilities/test/funcdefs.jl:12)
                                  n = 3
                                  (in recurses at /home/tim/.julia/dev/DebuggingUtilities/test/funcdefs.jl:10)
                                  n = 4
                                  (in recurses at /home/tim/.julia/dev/DebuggingUtilities/test/funcdefs.jl:12)
                                   n = 5
                                   (in recurses at /home/tim/.julia/dev/DebuggingUtilities/test/funcdefs.jl:10)
                                   n = 6
                                   (in recurses at /home/tim/.julia/dev/DebuggingUtilities/test/funcdefs.jl:12)
                                    n = 7
                                    (in recurses at /home/tim/.julia/dev/DebuggingUtilities/test/funcdefs.jl:10)
                                    n = 8
                                    (in recurses at /home/tim/.julia/dev/DebuggingUtilities/test/funcdefs.jl:12)
                                     n = 9
                                     (in recurses at /home/tim/.julia/dev/DebuggingUtilities/test/funcdefs.jl:10)
                                     n = 10
                                     (in recurses at /home/tim/.julia/dev/DebuggingUtilities/test/funcdefs.jl:12)

Each additional space indicates one additional layer in the call chain. Most of the initial space (even for n=1) is due to Julia's own REPL.

test_showline

This is similar to include, except it displays progress. This can be useful in debugging long scripts that cause, e.g., segfaults.

time_showline

Also similar to include, but it also measures the execution time of each expression, and prints them in order of increasing duration.