Watch matrices in the debugger / new unstable version

Watch matrices in the debugger / new unstable version

Post by Matthias Z » Fri, 21 Apr 2006 20:46:22


Hi,

I would like to watch how the contents of matrices changes when I debug
a function. I could do it from the command line, but it would be nice
to see it in the watch window. Would it be possible to add a horizontal
scrollbar to the right part of this window (I can place a feature
request if necessary), or is there another possibility to watch the
matrix content?

Second question, somehow related to the first one ;) :
Does anyone reading this list have new informations about when we can
expect the next unstable version, and when it will be possible to get
unstables from the HEAD branch without having M$ VC++ installed?

Matthias
 
 
 

Watch matrices in the debugger / new unstable version

Post by Francois V » Fri, 21 Apr 2006 21:16:56

"Matthias Zenker" < XXXX@XXXXX.COM > a rit dans le message de


Currently you can:
- select the item you want to watch and click add (drawback: you have to do
this at each stop -> showstopper)
or
- watch only an element of a matrix, e.g. M(10,3)
or
- enlarge the size of the watch window (drag its border)

However a horizontal scrollbar is a good idea. I'll add one and since at
first sight it's easy to implement it you'll have it tonight in the cvs
version (HEAD branch) if time permits.



IMHO there is no schedule for unstables. At least there is no public one.
Unpredictable. Scilab team, can you prove I'm wrong?


Your question does not make sense. An unstable is a binary version and you
don't need any compiler to use it.

So, reformulating:

- when it will be possible to get unstables from the HEAD branch: I have
reasons to think that this won't happen at all, but keep asking maybe
they'll wake up.

- using a recent cvs version on Windows without having M$ VC++ installed:
here progress has been made. Scilab can now be compiled for a few days using
Visual Studio 8 Express Edition and MS Platform SDK Server 2003 R2. No
"Solution" yet, only through makefiles, but it works.

Francois

 
 
 

Watch matrices in the debugger / new unstable version

Post by Matthias Z » Fri, 21 Apr 2006 21:43:57

Hi Francois,

you answer faster than lightning!
Thank you for reformulating my last question - I have been too quick in
concatenating the two ways to obtain a working scilab from HEAD...
It seems that if I want to use post-4.0 features, I have to install a
cvs client and the above mentioned M$ stuff. Well then, I'll see how
far I will get (and will come back when I have problems)...

Before I attack the compilation: How compatible is the scipad version
from the HEAD branch with the current unstable (21 march)?

Thank you,

Matthias
 
 
 

Watch matrices in the debugger / new unstable version

Post by Francois V » Fri, 21 Apr 2006 23:06:08

> Before I attack the compilation: How compatible is the scipad version

I can't check right now (see what changed in the CHANGELOG), but I
think it's full compatible. You can have a try:
- download and install the latest unstable
- cvs checkout the HEAD branch
- copy/paste SCI/tcl/scipadsources from the checkouted dir to the
unstable dir.

I think it should work, at least it is worth a try. However the help
file won't be up-to-date (I changed it a few days ago).

Francois
 
 
 

Watch matrices in the debugger / new unstable version

Post by Francois V » Fri, 21 Apr 2006 23:11:11

> I can't check right now (see what changed in the CHANGELOG), but I

Argh, too quick! Sorry, this is obviously not true.

The unstables are built against the BUILD_4 branch, not the HEAD
branch.

It will not work.

You need to cvs update the full HEAD branch, and compile it.

Francois
 
 
 

Watch matrices in the debugger / new unstable version

Post by Matthias Z » Fri, 21 Apr 2006 23:31:19

OK, I know what I have to do.

Thank you Francois!

Matthias
 
 
 

Watch matrices in the debugger / new unstable version

Post by Matthias Z » Sat, 22 Apr 2006 00:34:45

In addition, I have just submitted a request (#272) for more frequent
update of the BUILD_4 unstable and for a HEAD unstable.
We will see what happens...

Matthias
 
 
 

Watch matrices in the debugger / new unstable version

Post by Francois V » Sat, 22 Apr 2006 03:25:28

> In addition, I have just submitted a request (#272) for more frequent

You have been answered, but obviously the guy who answered (and closed the
request) did not read your request carefully...

Francois
 
 
 

Watch matrices in the debugger / new unstable version

Post by Francois V » Sat, 22 Apr 2006 04:39:57

> However a horizontal scrollbar is a good idea. I'll add one and since at

Done. Scipad 6.27 has the feature.

Enjoy!
Francois
 
 
 

Watch matrices in the debugger / new unstable version

Post by Francois V » Sat, 22 Apr 2006 04:46:54

> Done. Scipad 6.27 has the feature.

Sorry, I meant 6.26.

Francois
 
 
 

Watch matrices in the debugger / new unstable version

Post by Matthias Z » Sat, 22 Apr 2006 16:43:06


What do I have to do in this case? I replied that the request is not
resolved, but since it is closed, I might not be heard. Can I reopen
the request?

Matthias
 
 
 

Watch matrices in the debugger / new unstable version

Post by Francois V » Sat, 22 Apr 2006 18:09:06

> What do I have to do in this case? I replied that the request is not

You can't without admin rights. I'll do it for you.

Francois
 
 
 

Watch matrices in the debugger / new unstable version

Post by Matthias Z » Sat, 22 Apr 2006 18:13:47


Francois Vogel schrieb:


Thank you!

Matthias