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Debugging with WinPDB from Within SPE [ID:013] (1/2)

in series: Python with Stani's Python Editor (SPE)

video tutorial by Ian Ozsvald, added 03/07

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The WinPDB graphical debugger can be launched from within SPE to debug Python code. Here I show how to launch the debugger, step through the code and stack frame, inspect variables and exit back to SPE. I also explain the significance of the Magic Letters.

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20. cheap jordans for sale Mon, 31 May 2010 06:13

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18. anonymous Mon, 14 Sep 2009 09:08

Simple and clear. Good, thanks !

17. anonymous Mon, 31 Aug 2009 12:58

Thanks. Very good brief intro to debugging Python code.

16. anonymous Sat, 29 Aug 2009 23:57

I love what you are showing. However, I would need to see how you install SPE and WinPd so they gwork.


tel me if I owe you anything.

15. anonymous Sat, 29 Aug 2009 22:50

I love what you are showing. However, I would need to see how you install SPE and WinPd so they gwork.


tel me if I owe you anything.

14. anonymous Wed, 19 Aug 2009 01:34

good :-)

13. anonymous Fri, 07 Aug 2009 22:53


11. anonymous Thu, 09 Jul 2009 15:35

Thanks very much for this screencast, it's great!

Can you make more screencasts about using SPE and tricks about SPE?

10. anonymous Sat, 06 Jun 2009 09:03


9. anonymous Thu, 14 May 2009 02:05

very usefull, thanks

7. anonymous Sun, 28 Sep 2008 09:26

Good video, lie all of your movies.

I also sugest that it would have been useful though to see errors being caught and corrected, exemplifing the workflow in SPE with WinPDB.

Thank you.

6. anonymous Wed, 27 Aug 2008 03:00

Very useful for a start.

Expected to see when there is an error though. Debuggers are to locate errors right? How do you work together SPE and WinPDB while correcting errors?

Thanks for this video, SPE is a bit confusing to the uninitiated

4. anonymous Sun, 18 Nov 2007 02:07

Good job, thanks


3. anonymous Mon, 01 Oct 2007 20:32

Excelent!!, the only thing that i miss from Eclipse+PyDev was the debugger... not anymore..


donate to SPE, the definitive Python IDE....

Hi anon, thanks for the comment. My videos are a bit old now (they were recorded in the first half of 2006) but they are still very relevant.

I'd love to see someone make a new series for SPE, building on what I created here and showing more about SPE...any takers?


A great introduction in the use of SPE.

Thanks. The videos are a big addition for a regular manual!

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