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[ANN] pdb-clone 1.9 - a fast clone of pdb with the remote debugging and attach features
Xavier de Gaye
2014-10-15 11:23:50 UTC
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pdb-clone 1.9 has been released at Pypi: https://pypi.python.org/pypi/pdb-clone

Features:
* Improve significantly pdb performance. With breakpoints, pdb-clone runs just above the speed of the interpreter while pdb runs at 10 to 100 times the speed of the interpreter.

* Extend pdb with remote debugging. A remote debugging session may be started when the program stops at a `pdb.set_trace_remote()` hard-coded breakpoint, or at any time and multiple times by
attaching to the process main thread. This feature is implemented in the py3 and py2.7 versions of pdb-clone.

* Fix pdb long standing bugs entered in the python issue tracker.

* Add a bdb comprehensive test suite (more than 70 tests) and run both the Python pdb and pdb-clone bdb test suites.

* Three versions of pdb-clone are supported:
* The py3 version of pdb-clone runs on python3 from python 3.2 onward.
* The py2.7 vesion runs on python 2.7.
* The py2.4 version runs on all python versions from 2.4 to 2.7 included.

The pdb command line interface remains unchanged except for the new `detach` and `thread` pdb commands. All the versions of pdb-clone implement the most recent python3 features of pdb, as defined in
Python documentation.
Dave Angel
2014-10-15 17:58:33 UTC
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Post by Xavier de Gaye
pdb-clone 1.9 has been released at Pypi: https://pypi.python.org/pypi/pdb-clone
* Improve significantly pdb performance. With breakpoints, pdb-clone runs just above the speed of the interpreter while pdb runs at 10 to 100 times the speed of the interpreter.
You probably mean below, and .1 to .01 times the speed. I've
never seen a debugger that substantially improves the code's
performance.
Post by Xavier de Gaye
* Extend pdb with remote debugging. A remote debugging session may be started when the program stops at a `pdb.set_trace_remote()` hard-coded breakpoint, or at any time and multiple times by
attaching to the process main thread. This feature is implemented in the py3 and py2.7 versions of pdb-clone.
* Fix pdb long standing bugs entered in the python issue tracker.
* Add a bdb comprehensive test suite (more than 70 tests) and run both the Python pdb and pdb-clone bdb test suites.
* The py3 version of pdb-clone runs on python3 from python 3.2 onward.
* The py2.7 vesion runs on python 2.7.
* The py2.4 version runs on all python versions from 2.4 to 2.7 included.
The pdb command line interface remains unchanged except for the new `detach` and `thread` pdb commands. All the versions of pdb-clone implement the most recent python3 features of pdb, as defined in
Python documentation.
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