[Date Prev][Date Next][Thread Prev][Thread Next][Date Index][Thread Index]

*PACKAGE* rebound by debugger

Way back in Release 5, I think, it used to be the case that when you
entered the debugger you remained in the package that PACKAGE was
bound to.  In my opinion, this is the right thing to do.  Round about
Release 6.0 (or maybe 6.1) the "feature" was added that reset PACKAGE
when entering the debugger.  Since that time, I have had a hack in my
init file similar to Barmar's to negate that "feature".

Date: Fri, 27 May 88 23:18:13 PDT
From: gyro@kestrel.ARPA (Scott W. Layson)
   Date: Fri, 27 May 88 19:21 EDT
   From: barmar@Think.COM (Barry Margolin)
   Character-Type-Mappings: (1 0 (NIL 0) (NIL :BOLD NIL) "CPTFONTCB")

       Date: Fri, 27 May 88 18:54 EDT
       From: Scott McKay <SWM@sapsucker.scrc.symbolics.com>

       All you, and probably Barmar too, are arguing for is having IN-PACKAGE
       behave like PKG-GOTO.  I see nothing wrong with that.

   That would be fine with us.

Motion seconded!  (Thirded?)

While having IN-PACKAGE behave like PKG-GOTO is a step in the right
direction, it does not help when debugging a program that runs in
another package (and bind *PACKAGE* at its top level).  Everytime you
enter the debugger you get CL-USER or whatever.  What is really needed
is to make it easier to circumvent the "feature" described above, i.e.
without modifying and/or advising functions.