how to modify code while debugging it without having to stop and then restart debugger

Ed Singleton singletoned at
Thu Nov 10 12:38:29 CET 2005

I used Visual Basic a long time in the past and I know what you mean.

The ability to step through code line by line was very useful in a
language where you often didn't know what was happening.  I
particularly loved the ability to hover the mouse over any variable or
expression and see the value at that point in the code.

As a learning tool it would be excellent for Python, as would the
ability to step through the code, hit an error, step back one line,
change the line that caused the error and then continue stepping
forward again.

However I have to say that since using Python, I haven't needed these
features as much (though I still would have liked to have them


On 08/11/05, python <d at> wrote:
> hello and thanks for reading this,
> i have been a dos/windows user using some form of the basic language for 30 years now.
> i own and run a small programming company and there is one feature that keeps me in the windows/basic world.
> while i will agree that it has not evolved well, it does have one awesome feature that i have yet to see replicated in
> any linux product that i know about so far.
> i am a long time windows user and have had a great way to learn new api.
> to write some code and then run it.
> if there is an error, the debugger will load.
> then i can figure out what the eror is, just touch up the ocde and continue to run the code.
> i do not have to stop the code, modify the code, rerun  the code.
> often an error will only happen after a complex set of conditions and not have to completely stop the app is a fantastic
> way to debug.
> there are several applications that can do this.
> in fact, the free version of the visual studio 2005, which is free, have this ability.
> so how can i use python to debug code and change that code without having to restart the code.
> thanks so much,
> dave
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