On 26 Dec '05, at 6:21 AM, Asko Kauppi wrote:
Hear, hear! In a non-type-checked language like Lua, a lot of the mistakes that would have been caught at compile time in C/Java/etc. (even trivial typos!) don't manifest until runtime; and without a good debugger some of these can be difficult to track down.
(Plus, a Lua debugger could do wonderful things like letting you fix the typo while your code is still running.)