zwabel at googlemail.com
Wed Sep 8 14:29:58 UTC 2010
2010/9/8 Vladimir Prus <ghost at cs.msu.su>:
> In fact, when you are wondering why 'result', or any other variable, has the
> value it has, you should really know what type it has, where it is defined,
> and what should it contain. In most debugging cases, you have quite local
> context, and where a local context is not sufficient, you better have some
> global understanding of the code -- for example achieved through browising
> the code in the "Code" area.
That may be true if you're debugging code that you've written by
yourself. However debugging can also be used to "learn" how specific
code works, for example to see what code paths are used on a specific
action, without having to instantly fully understand a huge new
codebase. In such a situation, both tooltips would be useful.
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