[Idle-dev] Re: Feature request,
evaluate an expression when stopped at a breakpoint
dooms at info.ucl.ac.be
Mon Jun 14 04:29:40 EDT 2004
Sorry for multiple posts, but the original mail has been retained by
moderator, I got no news from it and I could not delete it.
Al Schapira a.d.schapira at worldnet.att.net
wrote on 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.
I would need this too.
I currently uses the simple pdb comand line debugger included in python
to do this.
I mostly use it under ipython to benefit from its 'debug at uncaught
> 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.
If you are referring a feature similar to breakpoint command lists in
gdb, i submitted a patch to pdb in order to support this feature:
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