irb VS Pry Byebug

Compare irb vs Pry Byebug and see what are their differences.

Pry Byebug

Step-by-step debugging and stack navigation in Pry (by deivid-rodriguez)
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irb Pry Byebug
11 5
358 1,990
2.0% -
9.3 0.0
2 days ago 10 months ago
Ruby Ruby
BSD 1-Clause License MIT License
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irb

Posts with mentions or reviews of irb. We have used some of these posts to build our list of alternatives and similar projects. The last one was on 2024-01-23.
  • Interactive Ruby (IRB) (2023)
    1 project | news.ycombinator.com | 27 Mar 2024
    I think one of the most interesting things to happen to IRB is the recent introduction of static type completion[1].

    The fact that this is a nice, mainstream, usage of RBS types in the standard library gives me hope that RBS or some kind of inline[2] version of it will become much more common in future.

    1. https://github.com/ruby/irb?tab=readme-ov-file#type-based-co...

    2. The new Prism parser makes it much easier to extract an execute comments so I would be surprised if no one has thought of using that to annotate code with RBS types.

  • The end of "Useless Ruby sugar": On intuitions and evolutions
    4 projects | news.ycombinator.com | 23 Jan 2024
    > debugger

    Check out the latest IRB on 3.3, it finally gives Pry a run for its money!

    https://github.com/ruby/irb#debugging-with-irb

        $ ruby test.rb
  • Ask HN: What are some well-designed REPLs?
    1 project | news.ycombinator.com | 26 Oct 2023
    Ruby's IRB has always been nice to work with: https://github.com/ruby/irb#commands

    Of course LISP is the example to look at with REPL: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Read%E2%80%93eval%E2%80%93prin...

    ...esp with Emacs: https://slime.common-lisp.dev/

  • IRB's Built-In Measure
    1 project | news.ycombinator.com | 9 Apr 2023
    Starting in ruby 2.6, irb is a gem bundled with ruby, so you can upgrade to the latest version in older rubies: https://github.com/ruby/irb#installation
  • Readline is busted for me so I wrote my own REPL
    1 project | /r/ruby | 10 Mar 2022
    irb is now a bundled gem, so you can update it without having to update the whole ruby or install RVM. gem update irb
  • Q: suggestions in irb/rails console, where are they coming from?
    3 projects | /r/ruby | 12 Jan 2022
    I guess it's just not very well refined yes. Best might be to lock it to gem "irb", "< 1.4" in your Gemfile for the time being, and maybe report your feedback to https://github.com/ruby/irb
  • Ruby Underscore
    2 projects | dev.to | 19 Feb 2021
    Yet it does not work exactly the way you might expect in IRB, because it’s explicitly configured to return the last used value in the Ruby console
  • Ruby 2.7: Easter Egg in IRB
    2 projects | /r/ruby | 4 Feb 2021
    Oh... neato! https://github.com/ruby/irb/blob/29cd767c2a8bf3cdd13a3b21fda1d997bb8974e0/lib/irb/completion.rb#L270

Pry Byebug

Posts with mentions or reviews of Pry Byebug. We have used some of these posts to build our list of alternatives and similar projects. The last one was on 2023-01-21.

What are some alternatives?

When comparing irb and Pry Byebug you can also consider the following projects:

ruby - The Ruby Programming Language

Byebug - Debugging in Ruby 2

debase

did_you_mean - The gem that has been saving people from typos since 2014

Rails Footnotes - Every Rails page has footnotes that gives information about your application and links back to your editor

ruby_jard - Just Another Ruby Debugger. Provide a rich Terminal UI that visualizes everything your need, navigates your program with pleasure, stops at matter places only, reduces manual and mental efforts. You can now focus on real debugging.

Leaky Gems - A list of Ruby gems that have known memory leaks (and issues)

FlowTrace - Brand new remote app inspecting tool. Declare feature steps and receive params, stack trace and whatever you want.

Seeing Is Believing - Displays the results of every line of code in your file

Xray - ☠️ A development tool that reveals your UI's bones

Rbcat

eyeloupe - The elegant Rails debug assistant. AI powered.

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