[IPython-dev] making pdoc, pdef, and pinfo more generally useful (Was Re: Patches to use pydb instead of pdb for debugging)

R. Bernstein rocky at panix.com
Mon Oct 23 23:20:33 EDT 2006

When you write "ipython svn to depend on a module.." it may be that
either I haven't explained how the current patches work well enough,
or you are overdramatizing the situation.

There is no dependency on pydb. If you don't have pydb you get pdb. If
you do have pydb and it isn't the right version, you still get pdb.

That said, another release will be put out on Oct 27th or thereabouts,
anyway. Recently I put together a showmedo demo:

In that I use a feature someone requested that is currently only in
CVS. But also possibly the pydb release will also facilitate things
for ipython.

As for easy_install, I think we need a working setup.py. The setup.py
provided in another thread fails for a number of reasons. I don't
doubt that it will happen someday.

Ville M. Vainio writes:
 > On 10/23/06, R. Bernstein <rocky at panix.com> wrote:
 > >  > > Here is a revised set of patches off of the current SVN.
 > >  >
 > >  > I'll apply them sometime next week.
 > >
 > > [This referred to last week.]
 > >
 > > Any news?
 > Not yet; I haven't tried upgrading my pydb yet to the cvs version
 > (because, essentially, it would only be you and me testing it in that
 > case, plus perhaps a few random people who run both svn ipython and
 > pydb from cvs). I think you'd better but out a pydb release / release
 > candidate out first, then we apply the patches to ipython to get more
 > testing coverage. If you think that the pydb from cvs works ok with
 > your current version of ipython, that is.
 > It's just that I'm a bit hesitant to change the ipython svn to depend
 > on a module that is only available via cvs (as opposed to, say, an
 > easy_install:able module). Or what do you think?
 > -- 
 > Ville M. Vainio - vivainio.googlepages.com
 > blog=360.yahoo.com/villevainio - g[mail | talk]='vivainio'

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