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Raspberry Pi Cookbook for Python Programmers by Tim Cox

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Using IDLE3 to debug your programs

A key aspect of programming is being able to test and debug your code, and a useful tool to achieve this is a debugger. The IDLE editor (make sure you use IDLE3 to support the Python3 code we use in this book) includes a basic debugger. It allows you to step through your code, observe the values of local and global variables, and set breakpoints.

How to do it…

To enable the debugger, start IDLE3 and select Debugger from the Debug menu; it will open up the following window (if you are currently running some code, you will need to stop it first):

How to do it…

The IDLE3 debugger window

Open up the code you want to test (via File

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