in reply to How to debug unknown dynamic code?
So how would I approach this problem?
First of all I would use strict. If his code cannot readily be cleaned up to pass that, then he is likely doing some nasty stuff. I would prefer to rewrite than maintain dynamic symbolic references.
Otherwise I would then step back and set out to understand the code on a conceptual level. It will take a while. But that is the main problem with debuggers - they make you think about problems at too low a level.
Now you say you cannot check his code out. Do you have a development environment that is separate from production? If so then develop in that. If not then tell the rest of us where you work so we know to avoid the company, then try to figure out how you can set up a small test environment.
If you can't do that, then read the code anyways. And let this be a lesson for you in the future. Don't use stuff that you don't really understand which you are not completely confident about... :-)