I was wondering whether I should submit a formal patch for the following pdb enhancements:
- right now if you do "pdb script"
pdb will stop with a confusing
and you need to execute "s" before you get to the actual source being debugged, this seems somewhat unexpected and inconvenient
A better way would be to go straight to the 1st line of user's code
If you can fix that, it would be great. Just make sure that the fix doesn't break anything else.
- right now when the script exits, the debugger exits too, taking with it
all the debugging settings (like breakpoints) this seems very inconvenient
Basically the cost of a too early exit is high (as you lose your breakpoints) while the cost of not exiting debugger at all is minimal (you just need to press Ctrl-D to exit when you need it)
So I would think that pdb should not exit on script's exit. (and, say, gdb does not exit when program exits...)
Do these suggestions make sense? Is implementing them likely to break anything else?
Ditto. I don't know what it would break, but you will hve to test this thoroughly.
PS. I am new on this list and can only hope that the questions are appropriate for python-dev
PS. Use the SF patch manager for submitting patches. Read http://python.org/dev/.
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