Problem with Breakpoint/IRB

When I insert a breakpoint in my Ruby code, I am unable to see

prompt> local_variables
=> [“id”, “block”, “_”]

I am running ruby 1.8.6 (2007-03-13 patchlevel 0) [i686-darwin8.9.1]
and found this issue posted about Ruby 1.8.5
I appear to have the same issue, but according to RubyForge, the issue
has a status of “deleted”.

Can anyone point me in the right direction?


Hello Tom,

I recently was playing around with the debugger, and had some
problems, too. What helped a lot, was step 2):

  1. run debugger;
  2. set the first breakpoint to the first line of your code;
  3. c[ontinue] -> debugger should break at your first line;
  4. delete this first breakpoint and set your desired breakpoints,
    maybe even some disp’s;
  5. c(ontinue) -> debugger should break at your desired points;
  6. v(ar) l(ocal)

I’m on Windows, ruby 1.8.5.

  • Axel
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