He summarized his issue elegantly. While I think that it is largely inaccurate, I have to admit that the scoping issues and the inability to solidify a solution are not a good signal. In my mind, another bad signal is that whenever anyone mentions debuggers on these forums they get attacked with “debuggers are not necessary if you write code properly… i have written 100,000 lines of code without them!” responses.
Luckily, the broader signal we have on both of these is: (1) the scoping issue will be resolved, but they want to make sure they do it right; and (2) lots of people want a Matlab-style debugger, but the funding isn’t there yet and it isn’t something the “power users” have incentives to do on their own.
So, with all of that. I also implore you not to give you, as there are other signals you may have missed.