[Ironruby-core] Debugging rubyspecs

Jim Deville jdeville at microsoft.com
Thu Feb 26 03:14:08 EST 2009


The other option, which I've already asked Brian Ford to do, is to not find the force the RUBY_EXE evaluation unless the ruby_exe method is called. That will make it only matter when you want to run a ruby_exe method. It sounds like there might be another issue, but I'll look into it.

JD

From: ironruby-core-bounces at rubyforge.org [mailto:ironruby-core-bounces at rubyforge.org] On Behalf Of Pete Bacon Darwin
Sent: Wednesday, February 25, 2009 11:52 PM
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Subject: Re: [Ironruby-core] Debugging rubyspecs

OK so I am running a recent (if not latest) pull from the github/rubyspec/mspec repository.  May be that is the difference.  Neither .mspecrc or -B file get loaded before the ruby_exe.rb so neither files will fix this problem.  The only long term solution is to fix rbconfig.rb.  The short term one is to set RUBY_EXE as an environment variable or as a ruby constant before any call to require "mspec".
Pete

From: ironruby-core-bounces at rubyforge.org [mailto:ironruby-core-bounces at rubyforge.org] On Behalf Of Shri Borde
Sent: Thursday,26 February 26, 2009 07:09
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Subject: Re: [Ironruby-core] Debugging rubyspecs

I am not sure how to describe our version of mspec. I don't see any version number in the mspec folder. Jim should confirm, but it must be the one from http://github.com/ironruby/mspec/tree/master.

Btw, Jim is looking to make it easier to run mspec by adding a .mspecrc file and some other utility commands. Lets see if that clears this up...

From: ironruby-core-bounces at rubyforge.org [mailto:ironruby-core-bounces at rubyforge.org] On Behalf Of Pete Bacon Darwin
Sent: Wednesday, February 25, 2009 8:31 PM
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Subject: Re: [Ironruby-core] Debugging rubyspecs

Hi Shri,
I tried just using the -B option with this information inside my default.mspec file but in my install of mspec, the default.mspec never gets loaded as the ruby_exe.rb is required before the mspec.default file and it blows up inside ruby_exe.rb.  The reason that mspec-debug.rb works is that the RUBY_EXE constant is defined before mspec and therefore ruby_exe are required.
What version of mspec are you running?
Pete

From: ironruby-core-bounces at rubyforge.org [mailto:ironruby-core-bounces at rubyforge.org] On Behalf Of Shri Borde
Sent: Wednesday,25 February 25, 2009 21:33
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Subject: Re: [Ironruby-core] Debugging rubyspecs

I checked a bit, and I don't have a RUBY_EXE environment variable, or a %HOME%\.mspecrc file. Peter, did you use "-B /path/to/default.mspec" in the ir.exe command-line, and does it set :target? I do have both of these, and maybe that is why it works for me.

If mspec-debug.rb works for you, sure, you should add a note on the wiki about it. I would be fine with using either a default.mspec (which already exists) or a mspec-debug.rb.

Thanks,
Shri

From: ironruby-core-bounces at rubyforge.org [mailto:ironruby-core-bounces at rubyforge.org] On Behalf Of Pete Bacon Darwin
Sent: Tuesday, February 24, 2009 3:11 AM
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Subject: Re: [Ironruby-core] Debugging rubyspecs

OK, this is what I mean.  I save the following file (attached also) as Merlin/Main/Languages/Ruby/mspec-debug.rb:

RUBY_EXE = 'd:/dev/ruby/ironruby/current/Merlin/Main/Bin/debug/ir.exe'

$:.unshift 'd:/dev/ruby/mspec/lib'

require 'mspec/commands/mspec-run'
require 'mspec'

class MSpecScript
  set :target, RUBY_EXE
  set :flags, [ ' -D']
  set :ci_files, ["rubyspec/1.8/core",]
  set :tags_patterns, [
    [%r(rubyspec/), 'ironruby-tags/'],
    [/_spec.rb$/, '_tags.txt']
  ]
end

MSpecRun.main

Once you have modified the paths for your setup, you can then run this file just like mspec-run:

/path/to/ir.exe mspec-debug.rb /path/to/rubyspec/some_spec.rb

In the VS Ruby.Console project properties I set the following:

Start Action: Start Project
Start Options:
       Command Line Options: -D mspec-debug.rb -V d:/dev/ruby/rubyspec/core/fixnum/abs_spec.rb
       Working Directory: D:\dev\ruby\ironruby\current\Merlin\Main\Languages\Ruby\

Then I can set breakpoints in the C# code to debug and so on.

This solution is self contained, doesn't require any environment variables, doesn't spawn any sub processes and doesn't rely on mspec guessing the ruby engine.  I personally don't feel that it uses too much of the internals of mspec: the configuration bits are public interfaces to mspec and all we are doing is including a couple of files (that are unlikely to change name) and running a single class method.

Let me know what you think.
Pete
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