Vim::Debug::Manual - Integrate the Perl debugger with Vim
What is VimDebug?
VimDebug integrates the Perl debugger with Vim, allowing developers to visually step through their code, examine variables, set or clear breakpoints, etc.
VimDebug is known to work under Unix/Ubuntu/OSX. It requires Perl 5.FIXME or later and some CPAN modules may need to be installed. It also requires Vim 7.FIXME or later that was built with the +signs and +perl extensions.
How do I install VimDebug?
VimDebug has a Perl component and a Vim component. The Vim component happens to be supplied with the Perl component.
The Perl component, Vim::Debug, can be obtained from CPAN. A simple way to install it is to use cpanminus's
cpanm program. First, install
curl -L http://cpanmin.us | perl - --sudo App::cpanminus
Then, install VimDebug's Perl files:
To install the Vim component, execute the following program, which was installed with the Perl component:
vimdebug-install -d ~/.vim
You may want to replace
~/.vim by some other directory that your Vim recognizes as a runtimepath directory. See Vim's
:help 'runtimepath' for more information.
Finally, launch Vim and install and read the Vim help file, which describes how to use VimDebug:
:helptags ~/.vim/doc :help VimDebug
Make sure that the directory where that
doc directory resides is in your Vim runtimepath, else Vim won't find its help information even if it manages to build the help index.
VimDebug is on github: https://github.com/kablamo/VimDebug.git
To do development work on VimDebug, clone its git repo and read ./documentation/DEVELOPER.
In principle, the VimDebug code can be extended to handle other debuggers, like the one for Ruby or Python, but that remains to be done.
Please note that this code is in beta.
Eric Johnson <kablamo at iijo dot nospamthanks dot org>
COPYRIGHT AND LICENSE
This software is copyright (c) 2013 by Eric Johnson.
This is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the same terms as the Perl 5 programming language system itself.