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

Brian Curtin brian at python.org
Wed Sep 6 11:22:48 EDT 2017

On Wed, Sep 6, 2017 at 10:46 AM, Guido van Rossum <guido at python.org> wrote:

> IIRC they indeed insinuate debug() into the builtins. My suggestion is
> also breakpoint().

I'm also a bigger fan of the `breakpoint` name. `debug` as a name is
already pretty widely used, plus breakpoint is more specific in naming
what's actually going to happen.

sys.breakpoint_hook() and sys.__breakpoint_hook__ seem reasonable
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