--pdb flag to your applications can make them much easier for those using it to debug your application, especially if your applicatoin is a cli application where the user has much fewer options to start this for themselves. To add a pdb flag
--pdb to your applications you will need to wrap your function call in a try/except, and start a post_mortem debugger. I give credit to this stack overflow post for helping me figure this out.
import pdb, traceback, sys def bombs(): a =  print(a) if __name__ == "__main__": if "--pdb" in sys.argv: try: bombs() except: extype, value, tb = sys.exc_info() traceback.print_exc() pdb.post_mortem(tb) else: bombs()
python yourfile.py --pdb
This is day 22 of posting tils, These are bite sized pieces that help me cement in what I have learned thoughout the day. eventually they will make their way into larger form pieces.
What do you think about
--pdb do you like when cli's give you this option? Has it saved your bacon?