[Xotcl] full trace support for XOTcl methods/procs

Kristoffer Lawson setok at fishpool.com
Tue Jan 1 16:04:19 CET 2008

On 1 Jan 2008, at 14:33, Eckhard Lehmann wrote:

> Especially I look for a way to execute a proc before *every*  
> statement inside an instproc. [trace] can do this via the  
> "enterstep" and "leavestep" operators to [trace add execution]. Is  
> this possible with filters and filterguards?

As you say, [trace] can do that. For XOTcl methods it is possible  
with filters as they are executed before the actual method, which  
only gets run when [next] is called. So with filters you can handle  
both the enter and the leave. Using filters you could easily build a  
framework that would allow you to specify which methods to catch.  
I've done this with my Memorisation class (for caching). I can  
specify which methods I want to cache and the filter deals with that.  
It was created before filterguards so it may be even easier (and  
faster) to do with today's filters.

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