Pythonwin - breaking out of infinite loop

Tuang tuanglen at
Sat Feb 7 02:20:04 CET 2004

Tim Golden <tim.golden at> wrote in message news:<mailman.1029.1075453049.12720.python-list at>...
> >From: Graham [mailto:gsmith at]
> >How do I stop a Python program running in PythinWin?  I would 
> >expect to be
> >able to use CTR-C or CTRL-break etc.
> >
> Find the Python icon in the systray (next to the clock at the
> bottom right of the screen). Right-click and select
> "Break into running code" (or something like that)

It doesn't seem to work. I've tried it about fifty times (about ten
different runs on various recursive algorithms, clicking it about five
times each until I give up), and it has worked exactly one time.

Is there anything more useful for breaking out of infinite loops /
bottomless recursion / unexpectedly slow algorithms that doesn't bring
down Pythonwin too?

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