"assert" annoyance

Miles semanticist at gmail.com
Fri Jun 22 09:18:46 CEST 2007


On Jun 22, 2:45 am, "Evan Klitzke" <e... at yelp.com> wrote:
> On 6/21/07, Miles <semantic... at gmail.com> wrote:
>
> > On Jun 22, 1:31 am, Paul Rubin <http://phr...@NOSPAM.invalid> wrote:
> > > What I really want is for any assertion failure, anywhere in the
> > > program, to trap to the debugger WITHOUT blowing out of the scope
> > > where the failure happened, so I can examine the local frame.  That
> > > just seems natural, but I don't see an obvious way to do it.
>
> > You could run the entire program through pdb:
> > ----
> > #!/usr/bin/env python -m pdb
>
> > print "Hello!"
> > assert False
> > print "...world!"
> > ----
>
> You can only pass one argument to a command that you invoke with the
> shebang sequence, so this won't work the way you wrote it.
>
> --
> Evan Klitzke <e... at yelp.com>

It actually does work on my system (OS X); I didn't realize it wasn't
portable.




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