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Dave Aitel dave at
Thu, 12 Feb 2004 15:52:56 -0500

Wing IDE Support wrote:

>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  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

Awesome. My goal was to make sure you knew this was a requested feature 
from your userbase. My main app (CANVAS) just went entirely 


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