Huw Collingbourne wrote:
> "Shea Martin" <shea / null.net> wrote in message 
> news:8bPXg.4879$cz.69051 / ursa-nb00s0.nbnet.nb.ca...
>> Did you write your own debugger(s) for the editor or do you know of a way 
>> to tie into debug.rb?
> 
> In the free edition we have a debugger comprising some Ruby and some C#. 
> Ruby does the evaluation; C# does the Visual Studio stuff (setting and 
> displaying breakpoints; drag-and-drop watch variables; an integrated 
> evaluation console; trace-into/over; autos, locals, run-to, call stack 
> etc.). It's a pretty decent debugger, I think (then again, I'm biased!), 
> which lets you debug both Ruby and Rails applications. But, even though 
> people have told us they find it fast enough, personally, I am still 
> dissatisfied with the speed (put simply, it's not as fast as Microsoft's C# 
> or C++ debugger) which is why we decided to create a completeley new 
> debugger for the commercial release of Ruby In Steel.
> 
> The debugger in the commercial edition is dramatically faster and much more 
> powerful (we are already using it internally but we still have some work to 
> do before it goes out to our beta testers). I'm afraid that we don't plan to 
> reveal too much regarding the implementation details of the commercial 
> debugger ;-)
> 
> best wishes
> Huw Collingbourne
> 
> http://www.sapphiresteel.com
> Ruby Programming In Visual Studio 2005 
> 
> 


Thanks for the info.  When we upgrade to VS2005 I'll look into RIS.
~S