2010/12/31 Ethan Furman email@example.com
Cesare Di Mauro wrote:
2010/12/29 "Martin v. Löwis" wrote:
Am 28.12.2010 18:08, schrieb Lukas Lueg: >
Also, the load_fast in lne 22 to reference x could be taken out of the
loop as x will always point to the same object....
That's not true; a debugger may change the value of x.
Another example. I can totally remove the variable i, just using the stack, so a debugger (or, in general, having the tracing enabled) cannot even find something to change about it.
Debugging is challenging enough as it is -- why would you want to make it even more difficult?
With a good test suite you can forget debuggers.
In more than 6 years of Python programming, I have used it only two times (to debug an ANTLR generated parser).