Here are two new little features we want to make sure you're aware of. Not completely finished but already helpful:
Note how the Quad (topleft) indicates run/pause. Tremendous you say? Indeed, but beware the following caveats for now:
Still you'll see that in cases where you're looking for a logical problem in your patch it is already useful to be able to step through its execution one frame at a time to better understand how it is evolving.
This can be useful when you're on a debugging spree and expect an error to happen at some point. Activate this option to be brought to the point where the error occurred, the moment it happened. Saves you some navigation and highlights the nodes involved leading up to the error. Again press F6 to step or try F5 to get the patch running again after you solved the problem.
Caveat: Look closely, the error message in the tooltip actually belongs to the Add of the Dictionary. The reason for that is code-optimization which sometimes leads to the error-indicator being one node off. A setting to disable code-optimization is pending..
As mentioned, both features are not finished but are a first step into the direction of better debugging support. Still more to come..
it's nice to see VL getting this feature. this will ease debugging a lot!
Tremendous appetizer, I say. Made me hungy for the main course F10 alongside F11. Maybe F9 for desert?
This works great! I'd love a 'break' node I can use to automatically pause when some condition is met.
@tobyk you can use the Throw node to throw an exception to stop the runtime.
@tobyk we discussed this internally and the question is whether you want to stop calculation of the frame exactly at the place where the node sits, or do you want to complete the frame and only stop the calculation of the next frame.
Thanks for this, as usual you guys are one 'step' ahead. ahahahahahahaha
If there's an option i'd prefer the break/throw node to stop exactly where the node sits. If I want it to complete the frame I could patch that node such that it should get executed last. I think.
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