[IronPython] IronPython in Visual Studio 2008 (fwd)

Michael Foord fuzzyman at voidspace.org.uk
Wed Jan 20 15:43:44 CET 2010

On 20/01/2010 16:27, Joshua Kramer wrote:
> Michael Foord wrote: "The short answer is no. The Wing debugger is 
> written in C. The SharpDevelop debugger (written in C#) does work with 
> IronPython though."
> I'm not sure what the language that the editor is written with has to 
> do with it. 

Nothing (the Wing editor is mostly written in Python), nor did I discuss 
it. What language the debugger is written in has a lot to do with it.

> Eclipse + PyDev is written in Java and it works 95% [1] with 
> IronPython 2.6.

Right - the PyDev debugger is presumably written in Python, using 
settrace, which is another viable choice.

> [1] There is a slight issue that I had discussed before (and filed a 
> bug report on), in that breakpoints in top-level code are only hit 
> approximately 66% of the time. Breakpoints inside of functions appear 
> to be hit 100% of the time though.


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