[IPython-dev] Extensions/pydb_ipy.py added

Ville M. Vainio vivainio at gmail.com
Sat Oct 28 08:41:33 EDT 2006

On 10/28/06, R. Bernstein <rocky at panix.com> wrote:

> But one other thing regarding call_pydb(). And I'm not really sure how
> to fix. So if anyone has suggestions...
> pydb.runv() should be using the ipython Pdb class which has pdef, pdoc
> commands added and not the pydb one.

Would it make sense to import pydb.pydb module in pydb_ipy.py, and
inject the ipython version of Pdb class to the pydb module namespace?
That way main() would instantiate the ipython version...

>  > Ok; though does the existence of *list syntax not make pydb.runv()
>  > slightly redundant?
> Well, in the os module there is:
>   execl(            path, arg0, arg1, ...)
>   execle(           path, arg0, arg1, ..., env)
>   execlp(           file, arg0, arg1, ...)
>   execlpe(    file, arg0, arg1, ..., env)
>   execv(            path, args)
>   execve(           path, args, env)
>   execvp(           file, args)
>   execvpe(    file, args, env)
>   spawnl(             mode, path, ...)
>   spawnle(      mode, path, ..., env)
>   spawnlp(      mode, file, ...)
>   spawnlpe(     mode, file, ..., env)
>   spawnv(             mode, path, args)
>   spawnve(      mode, path, args, env)
>   spawnvp(      mode, file, args)
>   spawnvpe(     mode, file, args, env)
> The "run" suffixes were drawn from this (which in turn are drawn from
> the C library system calls.)

Those functions were introduced long before *arglist syntax (on caller
side)... I'm not sure whether anyone actualle "likes" those functions
anymore. In C they make perfect sense, of course.

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