2,798 Downloads Last Updated: Nov 23, 2008 Game Version: 3.0.3

Spew is a dev tool based off Iriel's DevTools and Ace2's /dump commands. It does the same basic thing (running lua code snippets and printing out the results), but in a slightly different way.

Why did I create Spew?

  • I liked DevTools, but didn't like it's output style (sorry Iriel)
  • I liked Ace2's style, but not it's code (table recursion so deep you need a timer to ensure you don't execute too long? Gag me with spoon!)
  • I hated how both these addons spammed up the chatframe

So what does Spew do? Simple, you give it a bit of lua and it evaluates it. If the result is a table or frame, it pops open a panel and dumps detailed info. It the result is a simple value or multiple values, it prints a single line is the chatframe. Like Ace2, Spew will call various :Get*, :Is* and :Can* functions on frames and outputs their results. It will also shallow-recurse one level into subtables, and print up to 5 values for each.

To run spew, simply type /spew some_lua_here. The frame can be opened by simply typing /spew

Spew can also list all visible frames under the mouse with the /spew mouse command.

Spew will, of course, take advantage of AddonLoader if it is present and not load until it's slash command is used.


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Please report all bugs and feature requests to my Google Code tracker
Alpha builds can be found on github.
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