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port of ruby-debug to Ruby 1.9

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A fork of ruby-debug19 that works on 1.9.3 and installs easily for rvm/rbenv rubies.


$ gem install debugger -v 1.0.0.rc1
# Will bump to 1.0.0 when I've gotten feedback


require 'debugger'; debugger

Reason for Fork

  • ruby-debug19 maintainer isn't maintaining:
    • no rubygems release in 2+ years! - 9/1/09
    • sitting on patches from ruby-core
    • Doesn't have github issues open - rubyforge, really?
  • Current Install Workarounds Required
  • We need a decent ruby debugger for future rubies!


Started on awesome @relevance fridays!


See here for normal contribution policies. I'm willing to lower the bar for now since tests aren't up and I need all the C help I can get. Let's keep this working for the ruby community!


  • Fix tests and put them up on CI
  • Get working on 1.9.2
  • Get working on jruby + rubinius
  • Try to remove ruby_source as a dependency
  • Clean up (merge) lib + cli as separate runtime paths for ruby-debug-base19 and ruby-debug19
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