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Output a string representation of the current calling stack, similar to the standard Lua debug.traceback() call, which is not present in WoW.
description = debugstack([start[, count1[, count2]]])
- Number - the stack depth at which to start the stack trace (default 1 - the function calling debugstack)
- Number - the number of functions to output at the top of the stack (default 12)
- Number - the number of functions to output at the bottom of the stack (default 10)
- String - a multi-line string showing what the current call stack looks like
If there are more than count1+count2 calls in the stack, they are separated by a "..." line.
Assume the following example file, "file.lua":
1: function a() 2: error("Boom!"); 3: end 4: 5: function b() a(); end 6: 7: function c() b(); end 8: 9: function d() c(); end 10: 11: function e() d(); end 12: 13: function f() e(); end 14: 15: function errhandler(msg) 16: print (msg .. "\nCall stack: \n" .. debugstack(2, 3, 2)); 17: end 18: 19: xpcall(f, errhandler);
This would output something along the following:
file.lua:2: Boom! Call stack: file.lua:2: in function a file.lua:5: in function b file.lua:7: in function c ... file.lua:13: in function f file.lua:19
Note that despite its all-lowercase name, this is not a core Lua function. It is a WoW API.