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Wing IDE Support support at wingide.com
Thu, 12 Feb 2004 15:56:11 -0500 (EST)


On Thu, 12 Feb 2004, Stephan Deibel wrote:
> On Thu, 12 Feb 2004, Dave Aitel wrote:
> > One thing I'd really like in WingIDE is the ability to handle threading 
> > the way Ollydbg can. Most of my Python programs are heavily 
> > multi-threaded, and I'd like the debugger to be able to switch between 
> > them and do all the magic. Being able to say "Only breakpoint if in 
> > thread X" is a bonus.
> 
> We are working towards this in our code but it won't happen for a while.  
> One problem (although not a lot of effort to fix) is that Python currently
> doesn't properly instrument new threads with debug machinery.  David
> Ascher posted a PEP draft somewhere about this once but I don't see it
> listed on http://python.org/peps.  We'll eventually implement this support
> in Python if no-one beats us to it.

Correction:  I'm told the necessary hooks are in Python 2.3.  However, we
do still have work to do on the IDE to support debugging threaded apps.

Stephan Deibel

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