Re: [eclipse-clp-users] debugging in embedded engine

From: Levente Zsíros <levilista_at_...6...>
Date: Fri, 13 Nov 2009 20:32:44 +0100
2009/11/12 Kish Shen <kisshen@...5...>

> Levente Zsíros wrote:
>
>> Hi!
>> I'd like to embded the ECLiPSe engine in a Java application as a general
>> purpose scripting language (don't ask why). I'm wondering how it would be
>> possible to invoke the eclipse debugger to the already running engine. (By
>> default the debugging window wouldn't be open.)  Do I have to know tcl to
>> do
>> that?
>>
>
> Hi Zsiros,
>
> With lib(remote_tools), you can connect the development tools (the tools
> used with TkECLiPSe, but without the toplevel) to any ECLiPSe process,
> including embeded ECLiPSe in Java. In fact, you can use it to debug a remote
> ECLiPSe process running on a different machine, provided you can access the
> sockets on that machine [the connection is established using sockets I/O].
>
> There is an additional step to using the tools in this case, you need to
> attach the tools to the ECLiPSe process you want to debug. This involve
> actions on both the ECLiPSe and the tool sides. When you want to use the
> tools, you need to start tktools (in the same directory as the other ECLiPSe
> executables like tkeclipse and eclipse), which starts the tools and waits to
> connect to the ECLiPSe process. On the ECLiPSe side, you
> need to run remote_tools's attach_tools/0 or /3, which set up the socket
> connection, including the port (and host) information you need for the
> remote tools.
>
> If you are running this manually, tktools will ask you to input the port
> number (which is provided by running attach_tools -- attach_tools/0 simply
> prints this to output), You can also set the host entry, but this should
> only be necessary if you are running the tools and ECLiPSe on different
> machines. Once you supply the information requested, the remote tools will
> be attached and ready for use.
>
> You can write some code so that invokes tktools from within your ECLiPSe
> process, and supply it with the port/host information. The help
> documentation for attach_tools/3 shows such an example.
>
> Cheers,
>
> Kish
>
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Thank you for your detailed answer.

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Zsíros Levente
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Received on Fri Nov 13 2009 - 19:32:57 CET

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