ANN: pdb-clone 1.2 released

Xavier de Gaye xdegaye at
Tue Jan 1 22:31:55 CET 2013

pdb-clone is a clone of pdb, the standard library python debugger.
pdb-clone is at

pdb-clone features:

  * Improve significantly pdb performance. With breakpoints, pdb-clone
    runs at 1.2 to 2 times the speed of the interpreter while pdb runs
    at 10 to 70-100 times the speed of the interpreter, see

  * Fix pdb long standing bugs entered in the Python issue tracker,

  * Add a bdb comprehensive test suite (more than 70 tests) and run both
    pdb and bdb test suites.

  * Three versions of pdb-clone are supported:
    o The py3 version of pdb-clone runs on python3 from python 3.2
    o The py2.7 vesion runs on python 2.7.
    o The py2.4 version runs on all python versions from 2.4 to 2.7
      included. In this version, the restart command only handles
      source code changes made to the main module.

The pdb command line interface remains unchanged. All the versions of
pdb-clone implement the most recent python3 features of pdb, as defined
in the python3 pdb documentation.

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