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Experimenting with Debugging Languages in the Browser (jlongster.com)
6 points by jlongster 2091 days ago | hide | past | web | favorite | 2 comments



I've hit the same wall - alert() is the only thing you can do.

Another option are continuations, but as you've said, they require interpretation.

My current bet is JS debugger APIs. I think they should be able to pause a program (and do stuff like present a UI while the program is paused) any day now - it's what the WebKit Inspector is doing already.


Yep, that's the conclusion I'm coming to. I still want to try to optimize the interpreter to see if I can get it to acceptable speeds, but I'm quickly seeing that the way to go is to work with browsers to make sure they provide APIs for their debugger.




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