[Mono-osx] Mono development on OS X without a debugger? (was Re: Mono on Leopard)

Edward J. Sabol sabol at alderaan.gsfc.nasa.gov
Fri Nov 9 23:45:37 EST 2007

Stephen Rylander asked:
> Ed, I'm curious how you, or others, are making full use of Mono on
> OS X without a debugger? I really want to use Mono more, being an
> experienced C# developer, but the lack of a debugger freaks me out.
> I'd really appreciate any and all thoughts on the subject.

Stephen, I know it sounds archaic, but I basically just add a bunch of
WriteLn's to the code until it works the way I expect. (Actually, I have a
"Logger" class which facilitates this and writes the info to a log file if
and only if debug mode is turned on.) As a long-time Web CGI and JavaScript
developer, I guess I'm just kind of used to this method of debugging, so it
doesn't bother me. I'm not sure I'd advise employing this methodology with
GUI development though.

If you really want a C# debugger, you could always use VMWare or Parallels on
Mac OS X to run a Windows or Linux debugger on an as-needed basis, I

Hope this helps,

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