Edit and continue for debugging?

Bernard bernard.chhun at gmail.com
Sat Mar 8 02:26:42 CET 2008


As Jonathan says. :)

I had a lot of fun learning how to plug doctests[1] into my python web
apps and now I'm just adding them automatically as I create classes
and functions. Those tests tidbits says so much more than a paragraph
of comments.

[1] : http://docs.python.org/lib/module-doctest.html

On 7 mar, 09:44, "Bronner, Gregory" <gregory.bron... at lehman.com>
wrote:
> I haven't seen much on this for a few years:
>
> I'm working on a GUI application that has lots of callbacks. Testing it
> is very slow and quite boring, as every time I find an error, I have to
> exit it, restart it, and repeat the series of clicks. It would be really
> amazing if python supported a reasonable form of edit and continue.
>
> Is there any way to do this? I'd like to be able to change my code and
> have it apply to a running instance of a class. I wonder if it would be
> possible to do this by configuring the interpreter to parse classes and
> functions rather than whole modules, and to re-parse as necessary; also
> to have byte-compiled modules be singletons rather than be standard
> reference counted objects.
>
> Thanks
> Gregory R. Bronner
> (212) 526-0102
> gregory.bron... at lehman.com
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