A PDB hook for MacVIM
Using this package one can enable a hook in the python pdb such that the current file is automagically opened in MacVim and the line is highlighted.
- Activates MacVIM, uses new tab to open debugged file
- reuses existing MacVIM instance
- after loading the file, the terminal program is activated (given focus) to allow for rodent-free debugging.
- The focus-switching is done using appscript which is a python package for AppleScript.
- Mac OS X (duh)
- MacVim (or another gui-enabled VIM which understands the VIM server commands – currently only MacVIM)
install this package
put something like this in your ~/.pdbrc:
# save this in .pdbrc in your home directory from vimpdbhook import preloop, precmd pdb.Pdb.preloop = preloop pdb.Pdb.precmd = precmd
make sure that you have also installed the mvim command line utility for firing up macVIM using the terminal.
Currently, I assume that you use “iTerm” and use a variant of mvim called vimpdb (that’s my setup). Please see below.
The package uses the environment to fetch the name of the terminal app and the MacVIM launch script
- Set this to your mvim script. default: vimpdb
- Set this to the name of the terminal application. default: iTerm
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