[wingide-users] Running freely in debug

cool-RR cool-rr at cool-rr.com
Thu Apr 8 13:53:30 MDT 2010

On Thu, Apr 8, 2010 at 9:50 PM, Wing IDE Support <support at wingware.com>wrote:

> On 4/8/10 3:28 PM, cool-RR wrote:
>> What do you mean, start debugging? When I press debug, the code will run
>> from start to end and then terminate, not keeping the objects in memory.
>> I could understand Mike's hack and that might be what I'll use, but is
>> there a more standard way?
> Mike is correct that the way to keep a process alive is to set a
> breakpoint; then you can use the debug probe and other debug tools to
> examine it's state.  I tend to set breakpoints before or after something
> interesting occurs (usually new or suspected buggy code).  If I think
> everything works, I'll run with no breakpoints but still in the debugger so
> it's available if an exception is raised or I decide to set a breakpoint
> while the program is running.
> At least in my usage, stopping at the end of a program isn't a common
> enough use case to warrant a way to do it other than setting a breakpoint.
> Cheers,
> John

Okay, Mike's hack should be satisfactory for me. Thanks.

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