[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...

:-)

Michael


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