Is anyone writing and debugging Kotlin with command line tools and using a text editor like Notepad++, Sublime Text or VS Code to step debug? Is that even possible? VS Code in particular supports Java beautifully using a plugin by RedHat and a debug plugin by Microsoft.
Side Note: I use and love IntelliJ Ultimate but I’d like to get this working in other editors for a specific reason.
I don’t know if this will help but here you go: https://blog.takipi.com/how-to-write-your-own-java-scala-debugger/
I don’t know if there are any tools out there already or if the JDWP even is the right approach, but I guess since Kotlin compiles down to JVM code this should be the right starting point. Obviously this will not work for Kotlin Native or Kotlin JS. And another disclaimer. I have no experience at all. Those where just the results of 5 minutes of google
Thanks for the links and the heads up on JDWP. I’ll look into those. Kotlin compiles to the JVM and I’m assuming the symbols information is translated some how I just don’t know how exactly to hook into that process to provide things like step debugging. Maybe digging into JDWP will help.
I also started looking at JDI and wondered if that’s a proper direction. Does any one know a good tutorial on how the java command line debugging works? I’m sure projects like Eclipse are built upon some existing Java framework…but which one?