[IPython-user] ipdb

Fernando Perez Fernando.Perez at colorado.edu
Thu Jan 26 15:58:33 CST 2006

Ryan Krauss wrote:
> I set %pdb yesterday and ended up using the very nice new ipdb with
> tab completion.  Now I am spoiled.  I used pdb.set_trace() in one of
> my scripts and I just don't know if I can use regular pdb anymore :). 
> Is there a way to put a line in a script that calls ipdb like
> pdb.set_trace()?

If you look at set_trace, it's just this:

In [1]: import pdb

In [2]: pdb.set_trace??
Type:           function
Base Class:     <type 'function'>
String Form:    <function set_trace at 0x4041ca3c>
Namespace:      Interactive
File:           /usr/lib/python2.3/pdb.py
Definition:     pdb.set_trace()
def set_trace():

So you can do the same thing with IPython's debugger:

In [5]: from  IPython.Debugger import Pdb

In [6]: def set_trace():
    ...:     Pdb().set_trace()

In [7]: set_trace()
<ipython console> in set_trace()

ipdb> q



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