On 2020-12-16 19:19, Paul Moore wrote:
Personally, I just have Visual Studio and VS Code as my text editor. I rarely use Visual Studio directly, though, I mostly use the `build.bat` and similar scripts in the `PCBuild` directory.
Having said that, I'm not doing anything like debugging problems with DLLs, for which I imagine a decent C development environment is needed. You don't have much choice other than Visual Studio there (no other compiler is supported on Windows), though, so you'll probably need to learn that.
FWIW, I debug the regex module in Visual Studio 2019 Community.
I compile a release build with optimisations turned off when I'm going to be single-stepping through the code, otherwise it's very confusing with it jumping around all over the place due to the optimisations it's done.
On Wed, 16 Dec 2020 at 18:28, email@example.com wrote:
I hope this is the correct place to ask this question. I have a desire to participate in python development in a particular area from my Windows host machine, but I am not finding any concise listing of the tool setup needed to fully participate, nor any detailed guidance on how to proceed when underlying code debugging is necessary.
I do know that some version of the MS VS20xx suite is necessary to begin. My initial attempts using the VS2019 Community Edition have been less than successful when it comes to debugging an underlying C library component when the starting program is python because I have not figured out how to use the VS2019 environment to do that.
So I would appreciate any RTFM / URL that can guide me in starting to participate, especially for guidance on debugging procedures for underlying C components when the initial program is a python script.
I have read most of the "Python Developers Guide" material, but there is not any Window-specific tooling information that I have seen there yet. What other tooling do I need besides a VS20xx environment?
I do have good experience in C programming, but not much in using VS20xx IDE's.
TIA for your gentle guidance in curing my ignorance.