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-color settings ignored whitin ipdb #1

brickZA opened this Issue · 4 comments

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I originally reported this issue as an ipython bug, but it looks like may be possible to fix it by making changes to ipdb. See ipython/ipython#279


I'll take care of this asap.


In ipython/ipython#279, you state :

OK. So if I do ipape.get().options.colors in a straight ipython shell, it gives the right answers. Then I instrumented ipdb to print the
same info, and it always gave Linux. Then I saw the following lines in ipdb/

from IPython.Shell import IPShell
shell = IPShell(argv=[''])

By commenting out the the last line, the correct info is obtained by ipdb. Presumably a new ipython shell with default options is
created by the IPShell() statement. Why would ipdb do this? A quick smoke test seems to indicate that ipdb works OK without it.

P.S. the ipdb file I have matches this one:


As soon as I commented the line you mention,

I got

Traceback (most recent call last):
  File "", line 11, in <module>
  File "", line 7, in main
    import ipdb; ipdb.set_trace()
  File "/Users/gotcha/tmp/ipdbrel/lib/python2.6/site-packages/ipdb/", line 11, in set_trace
    def_colors = ip.options.colors
AttributeError: 'NoneType' object has no attribute 'options'

This made me think that I do not use ipdb the same way as you do.

I guess that you are actually using ipdb from inside IPython.

If this is correct, my last commit should fix the issue.

Can you confirm ?


Indeed, I run it from within IPython. It also seems to work correctly with your latest revision.

@gotcha gotcha closed this issue from a commit
@gotcha fix changelog
closes #1
@gotcha gotcha closed this in 5644ea9
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