Re: debug environment for NCL?

From: Adam Phillips <asphilli_at_nyahnyahspammersnyahnyah>
Date: Fri Jun 14 2013 - 11:00:28 MDT

Hi Sam,
I think you want to use the exit statement:
http://www.ncl.ucar.edu/Document/Functions/Built-in/exit.shtml

I use this all the time when debugging to stop scripts at a particular
place after I use
print or printVarSummary.

If I'm off on what you are after let me (+ncl-talk) know..
Adam

On 06/14/2013 10:18 AM, Sam McClatchie (NOAA Federal) wrote:
> Colleagues
>
> When working on R scripts, you can set a browser() command to stop
> execution of a script at any point, so you can examine the contents of
> the workspace. For example, I might want to test run a new line using
> temporary variables loaded into the workspace up to the point that I
> halted execution. Or I might want to check the dimensions or the
> attributes of a particular variable that is giving me problems. This
> provides a very useful debugging facility. Matlab has something similar.
>
> Searching through the documentation and the maillist archives, I don't
> see anything similar in NCL, but perhaps I just have not found it? I
> know that I can locate errors using 'ncl -x filename.ncl' from the
> command line, but this is not my problem. I know that I can also copy
> code lines from my script into another interactive NCL session, but
> this gets cumbersome when the script gets a bit longer. I am beginning
> to suspect that the kind of debugging environment I am searching for
> is a facility of the editor being used (I use emacs at present)? Is
> that the case?
>
> Thanks for any comment,
>
> Sam
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