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ipython (interactive python) support in GDB/Python


while testing this ipython shell from GDB (cf below/patch mailing
list), I noticed that the commandline is not behaving correctly: the
arrows (history, line modification) don't work, and neither does the
autocompletion, and it's the same for the python debugger, PDB

do you think there might be something feasible to fix it ?



On Fri, Jul 1, 2011 at 6:00 AM, Taisuke Yamada <> wrote:
> Hi.
> While working with GDB/Python, I wondered if I can use it
> interactively by loading ipython (interactive python shell) on
> top of it. However, current GDB/Python fails as it does not
> initialize sys.argv properly.
> So here is a patch to set sys.argv when initializing embedded
> Python interpreter. I have tested it by running ipython with
> ?(gdb) python execfile("/usr/bin/ipython")
> ?Python 2.6.6 (r266:84292, Oct ?9 2010, 12:40:51)
> ?...
> ?In [1]: import gdb
> ?In [2]: print gdb.lookup_symbol("main")
> ?(<gdb.Symbol object at 0x7ff6f9815b20>, False)
> It is quite nice to be able to inspect debuggee interactively
> using full-featured language.
> This patch should also improve compatibility with other exsiting
> python libraries, as some of those expect existance of sys.argv.
> Best Regards,

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