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Bug 169757 - Python debugger does not honour break points in multiple files
Python debugger does not honour break points in multiple files
Product: python
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Debugger
All All
: P2 with 9 votes (vote)
Assigned To: jymen
Depends on:
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Reported: 2009-08-03 19:52 UTC by anthony_flury
Modified: 2017-06-23 08:06 UTC (History)
1 user (show)

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Issue Type: DEFECT


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Description anthony_flury 2009-08-03 19:52:02 UTC
The python debugger in 6.7 is unable to debug across multiple files. Although it will execute all the functionality
correctly, it wont step into any other module, or honour break points in any other modules.

Repro : 
1) Create a new python project - based on either the netbeans python platform or the linux python 2.5.2 platform.
2) write a trivial program using module a as the main program which imports and calls a function defined in module b
3) place a break point in modules a and b
4) run the debugger on the application, and step through line by line

What you expect to happen : 
The debugger would stop at the break point defined in module b, or be able to step into the function in module b.

What actually happens
The debugger executes the function in module b, but ignores the break point in module b and is unable to step into module b.

Module a : 
import b

def testa():
    print "test a 1"
    print "test a 2"

if __name__ = "main" :

module b :
def testb():
    print "test b 1"
    print "test b 2"
Comment 1 anthony_flury 2009-08-04 10:16:32 UTC
If additional log files etc will help please don't hesitate to ask for them. 
Comment 2 audetto 2009-08-11 11:31:22 UTC
Same here.

Windows XP, Netbeans 6.7.1, jython 2.5.0

I cannot step into a function in a different file.
The breakpoint behavior is funny: if the breakpoint is in a different file, it does not stop there.

But sometimes it highlights it afterward: e.g. when the execution reaches the end but the program is still running
because I've opened a Java Swing window.
Comment 3 redcap2 2009-08-25 10:47:18 UTC
Ubuntu 9.04, Netbeans 6.7.1, Python 2.6.2:  same behaviour
Windows XP, Netbeans 6.8 M1, Python 2.6.2:  same behaviour 

NOTE: if "stop at first line" is unchecked in tools > preferences, you can stop at breakpoint in module b, but any
further action (F7 or F8) are disabled. Just F5 works.
Comment 4 insanik 2009-09-03 23:02:35 UTC
Same behavior.

Product Version: NetBeans IDE 6.7 (Build 200906251104)
Java: 1.5.0_19; Java HotSpot(TM) Client VM 1.5.0_19-137
System: Mac OS X version 10.5.8 running on i386; MacRoman; en_US (nb)
Comment 5 redcap2 2010-06-19 16:08:52 UTC
Bug is still open in 6.9,one year later.
Comment 6 myddraall 2010-11-16 21:34:15 UTC
same thing happens in ruby on 6.9.1
Comment 7 jcalcote 2011-03-03 21:51:16 UTC
Still waiting for an answer on this one - fails in 6.9 also (as mentioned above).
Comment 8 Jenselme 2017-06-22 22:12:17 UTC
Should be solved with the new debugger when we add it. The debugger is currently disabled. Closing this since there is no point into importing it elsewhere.
Comment 9 Jiri Kovalsky 2017-06-23 08:06:30 UTC
Thanks for your evaluation Julien. Reporter, if you think your issue is still valid and needs to be addressed, don't hesitate to reopen it with additional information. Closing for now.

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