You know C# is great and all, and you do code things faster, but the ground work reall does take some time to lay. I've found this at work as well where I use C# all the time, it just takes longer. When we started out current project it took us much longer than we thought it would to get the base application framework running. Of course once thats done you really do go quicker, and a few things are quicker right off the bat! I implemented a symbol table last night using my ISymbolTable interface, and using a few Dictionarys I was able to write it in about 15 minuets. In the past I've had to do a binary tree so I can do symbol lookups quickly, but Dictionarys in C# are very quick so I just dont have to worry about it.
I've also been slowly adding the basic 6502 dissassembler while at the same time trying to make it more C# than all the last versions. I've more or less just cut-and-pasted if from the old version (which is the same one I've been using since Minus4 DOS days!), so I want to make it a little prettier.
I decided a little while back that I just dont want to use C/C++ anymore unless i really have to, as C# and managed code is just so much nicer. I'm stuck with things like SNASM and Minus4 of course because they are pretty old and would be a major task to rewrite, and thats not something I want to do just now.
Anyways..... I'm slowly laying all the groundwork and I'm almost ready to start dissassembling stuff to the screen. Once I have that then steppng code will be the next big thing, but that appears to be a long way off for now. I'm actually looking forward to adding support for this to minus4 since while the debugger in Minus4 is actually one of the best in emulators, its still pretty poor. Also, once I have the module to do tracing in Minus4, I'll release that and see if i can't get someone to implement it in VICE and YAPE which would make my day.
(I also secretly hope that I can do a PC Engine module and get it added to Magic Engine, and possibly do a proper remote debugger for the real hardware too - one day!)