[IPython-dev] [newbie] stepping through code using the 1/0 trick?

Lara Michaels laramichaels1978 at yahoo.com
Thu Jan 7 10:47:40 EST 2010

Ah, ok, many thanks!


--- On Thu, 1/7/10, Robert Kern <robert.kern at gmail.com> wrote:

From: Robert Kern <robert.kern at gmail.com>
Subject: Re: [IPython-dev] [newbie] stepping through code using the 1/0 trick?
To: ipython-dev at scipy.net
Date: Thursday, January 7, 2010, 3:41 PM

On 2010-01-07 09:32 AM, Lara Michaels wrote:
> Hi Robert,
>  > > Is there a way to step through code without importing pdb and using
>  > > set_trace()?
>  >
>  > Why not use set_trace() if you are already inserting exceptions using
> 1/0?
>  >
>  >
>  > import pdb;pdb.set_trace()
> But when in ipython I import or %run code with such a set_trace() call I
> get thrown into the normal pdb, not the nicer iPython version that I
> find much more usable.
> How can I get into ipython's debugger in a way that I can step through code?

I believe someone is working on adding this ability to 0.11.

Robert Kern

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  that is made terrible by our own mad attempt to interpret it as though it had
  an underlying truth."
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