[MacRuby-devel] PBI - macirb as a console, debugger, etc.

Antonin Hildebrand antonin at hildebrand.cz
Wed Oct 22 15:19:13 PDT 2008

Hi Rich,
I'm using console code made by Tim Burks. I cannot imagine developing
Cocoa+MacRuby without something similar.

I've created a github project with sample MacRuby application:

The original project is here:

best regards,

On Wed, Oct 22, 2008 at 9:01 PM, Rich Morin <rdm at cfcl.com> wrote:
> It should be possible to create a macirb session that (like
> script/console, in Rails) loads up an app's code and then lets
> the user interact with it, via the keyboard.  I find console
> very handy for exploration, so I think this would be, too.
> Going a bit further, what about setting up a macirb session that
> lets the user interact dynamically with MR?  For example, start
> up MR, play with the GUI, then go over to the macirb session to
> look at the results, overload methods, etc.
> It may be that Xcode already has this sort of functionality (if
> so, please point me to it :).  I suspect, however, that Xcode
> isn't really built to take advantage of dynamic languages.  So,
> what mashups would be possible and interesting?
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