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A backport of `breakpoint` to python<3.7

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A backport of breakpoint to python<3.7.


pip install future-breakpoint

supported versions

python3+, (noop on python3.7+)


Once installed, you should be able to use breakpoint() in the same way as in python3.7+.

def rand():
    breakpoint()  # no need for `import pdb; pdb.set_trace()`
    return 4

See PEP 553 for full usage!

how though?

  • a C extension which implements the PEP
  • a .pth file executed on startup (see patches sys / builtins

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