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

Liam Coughlin lscoughlin at mac.com
Mon Nov 12 14:26:29 EST 2007

java on osx is a far FAR more viable alternative, if only in that  
it's supported by apple which has a vested interest, as opposed to  
mild academic interest, in making sure that the tooling and support  
is all present and accounted for.

I don't really mean to sound like a troll, and I really am honestly  
interested in mono solutions on the mac, but the toolset isn't there,  
and isn't currently a priority for mono development.

-Liam Seamus Coughlin

On Nov 10, 2007, at 12:03 PM, Stephen Rylander wrote:

> Indeed, that isn't what I expected. :)
> Thank you for sharing.  The other comment about Log4Net I see could
> accomplish the tracing aspect of the the application, but it's  
> still not
> a debugger.  That's the only thing that keeps me Python on OS X and C#
> on Windows.
> But as Mono leadership has stated, their concern is  
> interoperability for
> .NET on Linux.
> Ed, out of curiosity, why not just java on OS X then?
> Stephen
> Edward J. Sabol wrote:
>> 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
>> suppose....
>> Hope this helps,
>> Ed
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