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Hi Paul

On 20 May 2016 at 23:07, Paul K <> wrote:
>> First - at present there isn't an ability to invoke the hook when an
>> error is thrown or caught. Is it possible / good idea to add support
>> for this? From a debugger perspective the throwing or catching of an
>> error is similar to function call / return.
> This has been discussed briefly in the past; for example,
>, which
> references another discussion on lujit maillist:
> There
> is also a patch to the Tilde debugger that adds the error hook to lua
> 5.1:
> I'd be interested in this hook as well.

Thank you for the reply and the pointers to previous discussion. I
didn't think of yield/resume (as I have not yet started using this
feature of Lua!) but it makes sense that a hook would be useful in
this case also.

Debuggers typically need to allow users to break automatically when an
error is thrown - I am not sure what the alternative method of
implementation would be other than a hook.

>> A simple tracking of call / return statements will fail if an error is thrown
> Do you have a script that demonstrates when this tracking is not working?

Not yet as I am still wondering how to implement 'step out' and 'step
over'. I see that other implementations basically maintain a stack
level indicator that is incremented when a Call is encountered and
decremented when a Return is encountered, but thinking about it I
cannot see how this would work when errors are thrown.