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Diagnostic power tools

You're already familiar with the Message window, which lets you both test and trace Lingo as it executes. But that's just one of the tools Director 8 provides to track scripting in action. In this section, we'll look at four other windows in the light of their diagnostic abilities: the Memory Inspector, the Watcher window, the Debugger, and our stalwart standby, the Script window.

The Memory Inspector

Need to keep a watch on how RAM is being used in your movie? The Memory Inspector is already on the job. This windoid keeps permanently displayed a dynamic map of memory use within Director.


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