[Python-Dev] Add a developer mode to Python: -X dev command line option
victor.stinner at gmail.com
Thu Nov 16 12:00:38 EST 2017
My draft addition to the -X dev doc:
The developer mode is different from the "debug mode" of some modules of the
standard library which enables a lot of debug logs. The developer mode should
only log a warning if a potential bug is detected.
The developer mode has a limited effect. Many modules of the standard library
have their own "debug mode" which is not enabled in the developer mode. See
also the :data:`__debug__` flag disabled by the :option:`-O` option, and
:data:`sys.flags.debug` enabled by the :option:`-d` option.
You forgot the infamous -d option!
Honestly, I never used __debug__ nor sys.flags.debug.
I like adding yet another option to confuse people a little bit more!
2017-11-16 17:52 GMT+01:00 Antoine Pitrou <antoine at python.org>:
> Le 16/11/2017 à 17:42, Victor Stinner a écrit :
>> Running an application in debug mode or "developer mode" was never
>> recommanded by anyone.
> I don't know. Almost everyone runs Python with __debug__ set to True :-)
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