[Python-Dev] PEP 553: Built-in debug()
barry at python.org
Wed Sep 6 10:42:51 EDT 2017
On Sep 5, 2017, at 19:31, Giampaolo Rodola' <g.rodola at gmail.com> wrote:
> True. Personally I have a shortcut in my IDE (Sublime) so I when I type "pdb" -> TAB it auto completes it.
> Somehow I think debug() would make this a bit harder as it's more likely a "debug()" line will pass unnoticed.
> For this reason I would give a -1 to this proposal.
I think if your linter or editor can take note of the pdb idiom, it can also do so for the debug() built-in.
> Personally I would find it helpful if there was a hook to choose the default debugger to use on "pdb.set_trace()" via .pdbrc or PYTHONDEBUGGER environment variable or something.
> I tried (unsuccessfully) to run ipdb on "pdb.set_trace()", I gave up and ended up emulating auto completion and commands history with this:
I don’t think that’s a good idea. pdb is a thing, and that thing is the standard library debugger. I don’t think ‘pdb’ should be the term we use to describe a generic Python debugger interface. That to me is one of the advantages of PEP 553; it separates the act of invoking the debugging from the actual debugger so invoked.
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