Why isn't Python king of the hill?

Martin von Loewis loewis at informatik.hu-berlin.de
Sun May 27 08:06:55 EDT 2001

Alex <new_name at mit.edu> writes:

> What debugging features is python missing?  I use pdb with emacs all the
> time, and find it very useful.  It seems to have all the features that
> gdb has, which is the only other debugger I've used in the past 10
> years.

I could never figure out how to use pdb in Emacs. When I invoke M-x
pdb, it asks for the debugger name, suggesting pdb. So I copy pdb.py
to a pdb binary and make it executable. Then, I pass the script name
afterwards, and then the debugger just hangs, without giving me a


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