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Debug Log

Every developer, at some point, feels like a detective. Searching for elusive clues, connecting dots, and making sense of it all. This is where the Debug method of the Cobra Logging system shines brightest. It’s your magnifying glass in the intricate world of Unity.

Consider Debug as your personal detective’s notebook. Instead of capturing the daily happenings like its cousin Info, it focuses on those nitty-gritty details, the fine prints that often lead to breakthroughs.


  • message: This is your clue or observation. It's more detailed, often hinting at what's behind the curtain. Maybe it's "Player's jump height adjusted" or "AI pathfinding recalculated.
  • state: This is the extra layer of intelligence, a deeper dive. It could be as straightforward as a variable’s current value or as complex as an entire object's state.

The Right Times in Unity

  • Algorithm Adjustments: If you've just tinkered with an AI's decision-making algorithm, you might want to know its choices in real-time. Debug is your best pal here.
  • Physics Interactions: Those moments when objects collide, bounce, or simply fall, and you want to capture the exact force or angle.
  • Shader Effects: Monitoring the subtle changes in post-processing effects or shaders can be a lifesaver, especially when chasing visual bugs.
  • Memory Monitoring: Tracking object instantiations or deletions to manage memory better.

Input Handling: Understand the sequence and type of user inputs, particularly when debugging complex command sequences or gestures.

An Example

Picture this. You're designing a Unity game with a complex AI. You've just tweaked its decision-making, and now you want insights:

void OnAIDecisionMade(AIDecision decision)
    var aiStatus = new { Decision = decision.Type, LastActionTime = 
        decision.Timestamp };
    Log.Debug("AI made a decision.", state: aiStatus);

Here, not just the decision type, but even its timestamp is captured. This can help in analyzing patterns or predicting behaviors.

The value of Debug isn’t just in solving problems; it’s in understanding them. It shines a spotlight on the hidden alleys of your code, ensuring that when a bug does rear its head, you’re ready, magnifying glass in hand, to get to its roots. Embrace Debug, and let your detective journey in Unity be ever enlightening!