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v8::Debug Class Reference


class  ClientData
class  EventDetails
class  Message

Public Types

typedef void(* EventCallback )(const EventDetails &event_details)
typedef void(* MessageHandler )(const Message &message)
typedef void(* DebugMessageDispatchHandler )()

Static Public Member Functions

static bool SetDebugEventListener (EventCallback that, Handle< Value > data=Handle< Value >())
static void DebugBreak (Isolate *isolate)
static void CancelDebugBreak (Isolate *isolate)
static bool CheckDebugBreak (Isolate *isolate)
static void DebugBreakForCommand (Isolate *isolate, ClientData *data)
static void SetMessageHandler (MessageHandler handler)
static void SendCommand (Isolate *isolate, const uint16_t *command, int length, ClientData *client_data=NULL)
static Local< ValueCall (v8::Handle< v8::Function > fun, Handle< Value > data=Handle< Value >())
static Local< ValueGetMirror (v8::Handle< v8::Value > obj)
static void ProcessDebugMessages ()
static Local< ContextGetDebugContext ()
static void SetLiveEditEnabled (Isolate *isolate, bool enable)

Member Typedef Documentation

typedef void(* v8::Debug::DebugMessageDispatchHandler)()

Callback function for the host to ensure debug messages are processed.

typedef void(* v8::Debug::EventCallback)(const EventDetails &event_details)

Debug event callback function.

event_detailsobject providing information about the debug event

A EventCallback2 does not take possession of the event data, and must not rely on the data persisting after the handler returns.

typedef void(* v8::Debug::MessageHandler)(const Message &message)

Debug message callback function.

messagethe debug message handler message object

A MessageHandler2 does not take possession of the message data, and must not rely on the data persisting after the handler returns.

Member Function Documentation

static Local<Value> v8::Debug::Call ( v8::Handle< v8::Function fun,
Handle< Value data = HandleValue >() 

Run a JavaScript function in the debugger.

funthe function to call
datapassed as second argument to the function With this call the debugger is entered and the function specified is called with the execution state as the first argument. This makes it possible to get access to information otherwise not available during normal JavaScript execution e.g. details on stack frames. Receiver of the function call will be the debugger context global object, however this is a subject to change. The following example shows a JavaScript function which when passed to v8::Debug::Call will return the current line of JavaScript execution.
function frame_source_line(exec_state) {
return exec_state.frame(0).sourceLine();
static Local<Context> v8::Debug::GetDebugContext ( )

Debugger is running in its own context which is entered while debugger messages are being dispatched. This is an explicit getter for this debugger context. Note that the content of the debugger context is subject to change.

static Local<Value> v8::Debug::GetMirror ( v8::Handle< v8::Value obj)

Returns a mirror object for the given object.

static void v8::Debug::ProcessDebugMessages ( )

Makes V8 process all pending debug messages.

From V8 point of view all debug messages come asynchronously (e.g. from remote debugger) but they all must be handled synchronously: V8 cannot do 2 things at one time so normal script execution must be interrupted for a while.

Generally when message arrives V8 may be in one of 3 states:

  1. V8 is running script; V8 will automatically interrupt and process all pending messages;
  2. V8 is suspended on debug breakpoint; in this state V8 is dedicated to reading and processing debug messages;
  3. V8 is not running at all or has called some long-working C++ function; by default it means that processing of all debug messages will be deferred until V8 gets control again; however, embedding application may improve this by manually calling this method.

Technically this method in many senses is equivalent to executing empty script:

  1. It does nothing except for processing all pending debug messages.
  2. It should be invoked with the same precautions and from the same context as V8 script would be invoked from, because: a. with "evaluate" command it can do whatever normal script can do, including all native calls; b. no other thread should call V8 while this method is running (v8::Locker may be used here).

"Evaluate" debug command behavior currently is not specified in scope of this method.

static void v8::Debug::SetLiveEditEnabled ( Isolate isolate,
bool  enable 

Enable/disable LiveEdit functionality for the given Isolate (default Isolate if not provided). V8 will abort if LiveEdit is unexpectedly used. LiveEdit is enabled by default.

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