[Python-Dev] pdb: should next command be extended?

Trent Mick trentm at ActiveState.com
Wed Aug 10 21:00:31 CEST 2005

[Ilya Sandler wrote]
> > At OSCON, Anthony Baxter made the point that pdb is currently one of the
> > more unPythonic modules.
> What is unpythonic about pdb? Is this part of Anthony's presentation
> online? (Google found a summary and slides from presentation but they
> don't say anything about pdb's deficiencies)

Kevin Altis was policing him to 5 minutes for his lightning talk so he
didn't have a lot of time to elaborate. :) His slides were more of the
Lawrence Lessig, quick and pithy style rather than lots of explanatory

I think overridability, i.e. being about to subclass the Pdb stuff to do
useful things, or lack of it was the main beef.  Mostly Anthony was
echoing comments from others' experiences with trying to work with the
Pdb code. 


Trent Mick
TrentM at ActiveState.com

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