Unix programmers and Idle

MRAB google at mrabarnett.plus.com
Sat Apr 4 01:01:26 CEST 2009


Dale Amon wrote:
> On Mon, Mar 30, 2009 at 08:11:10PM -0500, Dave Angel wrote:
>> I don't know what Idle has to do with it.  sys.args contains the command  
>> line arguments used to start a script.
>>
>> Dale Amon wrote:
>>> I wonder if someone could point me at documentation on how to debug 
>>> some of the standard Unix type things
>>> in Idle. I cannot seem to figure out how to set my
>>> argument line for the program I am debugging in an Idle
>>> window. for example:
>>>
>>> 	vlmdeckcheck.py --strict --debug file.dat
>>>
>>> There must be a way to tell it what the command line args
>>> are for the test run but I can't find it so far.
>>>
> 
> The line above represent what I want to emulate within idle.
> If you run idle, select File->Open; then select the program name
> as above to open; select Debug->Debugger; then start the program
> with F5... which is lovely but I cannot find a way to tell idle
> what the args are.
> 
> idle is really nice but I am stuck doing my debugging in pdb
> because of this.
> 
FYI I've just submitted a patch which adds a dialog for entering
command-line arguments in IDLE (issue #5680).



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