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Is it possible to set a breakpoint on an arbitrary line while already established in browser()? As a use-case: if I debug(myfunc) and while in Browse[2]> ... I realize that I need to jump forward to a point in the source file. My two current methods for dealing with this are:

  1. Exit the function, set the breakpoint where I want it, and re-enter the browser for the function.
  2. Continue line-by-line through the function, where my only way to speed things up a little is to use finish execution of the current loop (or function). (This can be arduous with functions that are hundreds of lines.)

What I'd love to be able to do is:

  1. Navigate to the line I want, tag it for debugging (C-c C-t C-b, I think), then continue (M-S-c) in the debugger, where it will then continue unabated until it encounters my just-set breakpoint.

R-3.2.5-64, emacs-24.5.1 (i686-w64-mingw32), ess-16.04 (elpa: 20160602.203)

Edit: browser() is a debugger intended for in-environment inspection at breakpoints (either intentional or reactive) of uncompiled R code. This is specific to ESS, and more so to ess-tracebug within it. (Heck, perhaps the answer is solely R, in which case I can migrate to SO.)

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