[Python-Dev] PEP 553: Built-in debug()

Steven D'Aprano steve at pearwood.info
Tue Sep 5 22:57:15 EDT 2017

On Tue, Sep 05, 2017 at 06:14:12PM -0700, Barry Warsaw wrote:

> I’ve written a PEP proposing the addition of a new built-in function 
> called debug().  Adding this to your code would invoke a debugger 
> through the hook function sys.debughook().

> P.S. This came to me in a nightmare on Sunday night, and the more I 
> explored the idea the more it frightened me.  I know exactly what I 
> was dreaming about and the only way to make it all go away was to 
> write this thing up.

Sorry, are we to interpret this as you asking that the PEP be rejected? 
I can't tell whether you are being poetic and actually think the PEP is 
a good idea, or whether you have written it to have it rejected and 
prevent anyone else ever implementing this?


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