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A plugin for VIM that creates an Integrated Debugging Environment :) Currently works with PHP and Python
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README.rst

vim-debug-logo vim-debug

This plugin creates an integrated debugging environment in VIM.

It supports python and php.

Features

  • Integration with xdebug
  • Step (into/over/out)
  • Live stack view
  • Breakpoint set/remove
  • Watch expressions
  • Live scope view
  • Some improvements to make it easier to hack
    • It's now in a true python package
    • Modularized
    • Cleaned up, substantially rewritten for consistency

Planned:

  • Conditional breakpoints

Usage

To start your debug session, use the following variants:

Usage: Dbg - (no auto start)
       Dbg . (autostart current file -- python)
       Dbg url (autostart a URL -- PHP)
       Dbg num (autostart a past url -- PHP)

Note: for PHP urls, vim-debug keeps track of the last 5 urls you debugged -- so you don't have to keep typing them in.

Debugger commands:

[usage:] dbg command [options]
- quit    :: exit the debugger
- run     :: continue execution until a breakpoint is reached or the program ends
         default shortcut: \r
- stop    :: exit the debugger
- over    :: step over next function call
         default shortcut: \o
- watch   :: execute watch functions
         default shortcut: \w
- up      :: go up the stack
         default shortcut: \u
- here    :: continue execution until the cursor (tmp breakpoint)
         default shortcut: \h
- down    :: go down the stack
         default shortcut: \d
- exit    :: exit the debugger
- eval    :: eval some code
- break   :: set a breakpoint
         default shortcut: \b
- into    :: step into next function call
         default shortcut: \i
- out     :: step out of current function call
         default shortcut: \t

To disable the default mappings, set the variable g:vim_debug_disable_mappings to a value different than 0 in the debugger.vim file.

For example:

let g:vim_debug_disable_mappings = 1

Installation

Execute the following commands:

sudo pip install dbgp vim-debug
install-vim-debug.py

Note: the install-vim-debug.py command installs the debugger.vim in your $VIM/plugins/ directory.

Take a look

Screenshot: [full size]

http://jaredforsyth.com/media/uploads/images/vim_debug.jpeg

A screencast tutorial: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kairdgZCD1U

Some links of interest

Python package installer

Xdebug docs

Credits

Sam Ghods:(last activity 6/21/07)
Seung Woo Shin:(last activity 12/7/04)
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