[Mono-dev] mono debugger: some questions

Harald Krapfenbauer krapfenbauer at ict.tuwien.ac.at
Mon Jun 4 03:38:46 EDT 2007

hello martin,
I recently investigated the mono debugger and it looks quite good and
stable for mono c# development. however, I have some questions...
1) changing variables
the mono web site states that the debugger is able to "Inspect and
change static and instance fields, local variables, and parameters
[DONE]." inspecting variables etc. does work, but I did not found a
command to change them. what's the current status or what is the correct

2) ironpython support
debugging mono assemblies that were created by ironpython (i used 1.1)
is partly working. I can set line breakpoints, next-stepping works, and
source code lines of python code are also shown. (I saved the .exe
before with -X:SaveAssemblies.)
what's annoying is that the debugger always steps into the ironpython
source code. furthermore, inspecting python variables does not work.
say, I want to enhance mdb with ironpython support, what would I need to
implement? create a new namespace Mono.Debugger.Languages.IronPython?

3) remote debugging support
Say, I want to have remote debugging with mdb where mdb shall run on the
host and the debugee runs on the target.

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