[wingide-users] More Griping :-)

Michael Foord fuzzyman at voidspace.org.uk
Thu Mar 22 16:43:39 MDT 2007

Wingware Support wrote:
> Michael Foord wrote:
>> By the way, about the 'execute script to console', I realise that I 
>> have mentioned it before. In the past it has seemed like you (the 
>> Wing developers) feel like it is a low priority and that tying the 
>> 'execute' functionality heavily to the debugger is the best approach.
> It's not low priority -- we want to implement decent execute support
> and have already done some work in that direction (tho there won't
> be any visible improvement in the first alpha of 3.0).
> However, I have to admit the motivation for that is more for integrating
> build and other tools, and running code that can't be debugged, than
> running the same code that could easily work in the debugger.

Right. Whatever the motivation, if it gets in I'll be happy.

>> *However*, a substantial proportion of Python developers I know 
>> simply never (or rarely) use debuggers.
> Which always amazes me...
There is an excellent quote from Guido about Python and debuggers 
somewhere (something along the lines of 'print is your friend...'). If 
it's good enough for him...



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