your favorite debugging tool?
jeanmichel at sequans.com
Mon Aug 24 13:33:07 CEST 2009
> Hi all,
> What is your favorite tool to help you debug your
> code? I've been getting along with 'print' statements
> but that is getting old and somewhat cumbersome.
> I'm primarily interested in utilities for Linux (but
> if you have recommendations for Windows, I'll take
> them too :)
> I use emacs as my primary development environment, FWIW.
> Someone mentioned winpdb .. anyone have experience/comments
> on this? Others?
I execute the program within IPython.
>>> run test.py
I usually write a CTRL+C except clause that will spawn an Ipython shell
so I can inspect the namespace at that time.
I'm also using the ipdb to spawn the debugger.
ipdb = IPython.Debugger.Pdb(color_scheme='Linux')
it spawns the IPython debugger, allowing step by step execution, code
inspection, changing the namespace. You get all the IPython benefits
(espacially the TAB completion, history ...)
I used to proceed with print statements, but they are some situations
where it won't just make it. Sometimes the code is so complex you can't
anticipate all the required prints to catch a bug.
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