[wingide-users] Match objects etc

Charles Hartman charles.hartman at conncoll.edu
Sun Jan 16 12:36:58 EST 2005

On Jan 16, 2005, at 12:26 PM, Dave Aitel wrote:

> Charles Hartman wrote:
>> On Jan 15, 2005, at 11:24 PM, Dave Aitel wrote:
>>> Charles Hartman wrote:
>>>> Is there any way -- *could* there be any way? -- to look inside 
>>>> things like SRE Match objects and Pattern objects? It would be 
>>>> handy, during debugging, to be able to consult things like 
>>>> pattern.group(), pattern.span(), without inserting dummy variables 
>>>> in the code to make them explicit.
>>> Can't you just pop up the debug window and have those expressions 
>>> evaluated?
>>> -dave
>> Well, I don't think so. No expansion triangle beside it (unlike, say, 
>> a list). Double-clicking gives a message saying debug-watch isn't 
>> available (because I'm using Personal), but that's not what I want 
>> anyway. It looks as though a Match object falls under what Help calls 
>> Opaque Data, though I'm not really clear why. Am I, as so often, 
>> missing something really obvious?
>> COH
> What you want is the "Interactive Debug Probe". Check under "Windows" 
> to see if you can find it. Then you can execute arbitrary python 
> expressions as if you were in the current stack frame. I use this 
> often to debug programs which have overridden methods that fool the 
> Wing debugger.
> -dave

Ah -- no use to me, then, because that's only in Professional, not 
Personal. I don't really have another $60 to spend for that & the other 
cool features of Pro -- I guess it will have to wait till I finish the 
current project, do some kind of "public release" of it, and apply for 
an Open Source Developer's license. (I certainly don't anticipate being 
a Commercial one!) But thanks very much for the pointer. Meanwhile I'll 
keep adding diagnostic lines to my code.


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