[Python-Dev] Pep 393 and debugging

Kristján Valur Jónsson kristjan at ccpgames.com
Sun Apr 8 02:49:09 CEST 2012

Thanks, _PyObject_Dump sounds like just the ticket.  Most of the time, the VS2010 debugger can just run functions willie nillie and thing should simply work.

Frá: "Martin v. Löwis" [martin at v.loewis.de]
Sent: 7. apríl 2012 09:08
To: Kristján Valur Jónsson
Cc: python-dev at python.org
Efni: Re: [Python-Dev] Pep 393 and debugging

> I wonder if there is a way to make this situation easier?  Perhaps for
> "debug" builds, we can store some debug information in the frame object,
> e.g. utf8 encoding of the filename and function?

I'd like to stress Benjamin's recommendation. Dave Malcolm's gdb
extensions (requires gdb with Python support) are really powerful; they
will automatically render PyObject* by displaying the actual logical
value (and not just for strings).

Failing that, I use _PyObject_Dump to display strings; this requires a
debugger that can call functions in the debuggee (like gdb).


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