[wingide-users] Breakpoints with actions and auto-continue
luc_j_bourhis at mac.com
Mon Aug 6 12:13:44 MDT 2007
On 27 Jul 2007, at 17:12, Wingware Support wrote:
> Luc Bourhis wrote:
>> the debate about the merits of logging and debuggers reminded me
>> of two features I would love to see in Wing:
>> (a) the ability to associate Python code with a breakpoint, the
>> code being executed when the breakpoint is hit;
>> (b) the possibility that the debugger does not stop after
>> executing that code.
> This is an interesting idea and I think you can already do it by
> specifying an expression for a conditional BP that always returns
> False and does whatever logging (or something else) that you want.
> One potential problem is conditional BP tests are limited to
> expressions, though you could probably get creative.
True enough but that is a bit of a hackish creativeness here!
> It might also be possible to accept multiple lines in the BP test
> as long as there's a return statement. It would be turned into a
> function with readonly access to variables available to the code if
> a return statement was present.
That would indeed already be useful. Note however that you have only
address my point (a). My point (b) would need more changes, probably.
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