[Idle-dev] Feature request,
evaluate an expression when stopped at a breakpoint
a.d.schapira at worldnet.att.net
Thu Apr 1 14:23:47 EST 2004
I've been using IDLE both for debugging my own code and for learning
about how other folks code works. There is a feature that I'm looking
for that is so basic I believe it must be possible, but I haven't seen
it described anywhere: the ability to enter and evaluate an expression
when stopped at a breakpoint. The expression would be evaluated in the
context of the current breakpoint.
Building on this would be the *automatic* evaluation of one or more
previously entered expressions every time a breakpoint was hit.
I envision an additional subwindow of the idle window in which each
user's expression and its value would be automatically displayed when
stopped at a breakpoint. The expressions to be evaluated could be
entered or changed whenever idle is stopped at any breakpoint.
Other debuggers I used (for C debugging) have a similar capability.
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