[Python-il] Awesome console debugger

Alon Levy alonlevy1 at gmail.com
Wed May 30 08:41:57 IDT 2012


On Wed, May 30, 2012 at 8:15 AM, Shlomi Fish <shlomif at shlomifish.org> wrote:

> Hi Ram,
>
> On Tue, 29 May 2012 23:15:39 +0300
> Ram Rachum <ram at rachum.com> wrote:
>
> > Hey guys,
> >
> > Just a quick recommendation on a module called pudb:
> >
> > http://pypi.python.org/pypi/pudb
> >
> > Pudb is a replacement for Python's pdb, for Linux only.
> >
>
> Thanks for the recommendation. Too bad that I now need to debug some
> Python code on Windows (don't ask).
>
> > There were so many times that I had to debug a Python program through
> SSH,
> > where I can't use my normal debugger (Wing IDE). I really *really* hate
> > using pdb because *you can't see anything* and if you dare to create a
> > variable named `q` it will end the debugging session, and other assorted
> > stupidities.
>
> I wonder why it's not possible (yet) to do remote debugging in Python. I
> mean,
> there's remote editing with SFTP/FTP/WebDAV/etc., which many editors
> support,
> and GDB also has gdbserver:
>

There is remote debugging with winpdb, despite the name it has nothing to
do with windows. otoh I don't see why it wouldn't work there (haven't
tried). It optionally encrypts the traffic between the debuggee and the
debugger too. http://winpdb.org/


>
> http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gdbserver
>
> So I think there should be something like that for Python too.
>
> Also thanks to Meir's recommendation of ipdb.
>
> Regards,
>
>        Shlomi Fish
>
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