Why did I create Spew?
- I liked DevTools, but didn’t like it’s output style (sorry Iriel)
- I liked Ace2’s style, but not it’s code (table recursion so deep you need a timer to ensure you don’t execute too long? Gag me with spoon!)
- I hated how both these addons spammed up the chatframe
So what does Spew do? Simple, you give it a bit of lua and it evaluates it. If the result is a table or frame, it pops open a panel and dumps detailed info. It the result is a simple value or multiple values, it prints a single line is the chatframe. Like Ace2, Spew will call various
:Can* functions on frames and outputs their results. It will also shallow-recurse one level into subtables, and print up to 5 values for each.
To run spew, simply type
/spew some_lua_here. The frame can be opened by simply typing
Spew can also list all visible frames under the mouse with the
/spew mouse command.
Spew will, of course, take advantage of AddonLoader if it is present and not load until it’s slash command is used.