|Re: userdata types and detail formatter [message #1416911 is a reply to message #1416909]
||Tue, 28 May 2013 19:28
| Julien Desgats
Registered: August 2011
To be more precise about the above link, I massively refactored introspection part of the debugger to allow custom inspectors which cover exactly your needs.|
Sadly, it is not yet documented: I started a tutorial but it is still WIP :cry:
If all your userdatas share the same metatable and you don't want to modify values from debugger implement it would be quite easy.
First you need the new debugger.lua file, and then plug a simple inspector should look like (untested):
-- regular debugger bootstrap
-- add your inspector
local introspection = require "debugger.introspection"
introspection.inspectors[my_metatable] = function(name, value, parent, fullname)
-- just inspect your customized table instead of userdata
return introspection.inspect(name, my_converter(value), parent, fullname)
Look debugger source for details, or this plugin for LuaJIT cdata for an actual example.
Again, this is still WIP so please report any problem you may encounter.
About value modification from debugger, this is a problem that has not been fully addressed yet. Currently the debugger will set value with something like value["key"] = loadstring(new_value)(), so unless this is possible with your userdata objects, it will fail.
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