debug-0.0.1: Simple trace-based debugger

Safe HaskellNone
LanguageHaskell2010

Debug

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Description

Module for debugging Haskell programs. To use, take the functions that you are interested in debugging, e.g.:

module QuickSort(quicksort) where
import Data.List

quicksort :: Ord a => [a] -> [a]
quicksort [] = []
quicksort (x:xs) = quicksort lt ++ [x] ++ quicksort gt
    where (lt, gt) = partition (<= x) xs

Turn on the TemplateHaskell and ViewPatterns extensions, import Debug, indent your code and place it under a call to debug, e.g.:

{-# LANGUAGE TemplateHaskell, ViewPatterns #-}
module QuickSort(quicksort) where
import Data.List
import Debug

debug [d|
   quicksort :: Ord a => [a] -> [a]
   quicksort [] = []
   quicksort (x:xs) = quicksort lt ++ [x] ++ quicksort gt
       where (lt, gt) = partition (<= x) xs
   |]

We can now run our debugger with:

$ ghci QuickSort.hs
GHCi, version 8.2.1: http://www.haskell.org/ghc/  :? for help
[1 of 1] Compiling QuickSort        ( QuickSort.hs, interpreted )
Ok, 1 module loaded.
*QuickSort> quicksort "haskell"
"aehklls"
*QuickSort> debugView

The final call to debugView starts a web browser to view the recorded information. Alternatively call debugSave to write the web page to a known location.

For more ways to view the result (e.g. producing JSON) or record traces (without using TemplateHaskell) see Debug.Record.

Synopsis

Generate trace

debug :: Q [Dec] -> Q [Dec] Source #

A TemplateHaskell wrapper to convert a normal function into a traced function. For an example see Debug. Inserts funInfo and var calls.

View a trace

debugView :: IO () Source #

Open a web browser showing information about observed functions.

debugSave :: FilePath -> IO () Source #

Save information about observed functions to the specified file, in HTML format.

Clear a trace

debugClear :: IO () Source #

Clear all debug information. Useful when working in ghci to reset any previous debugging work and reduce the amount of output.