[IronPython] PTVS question

Dino Viehland dinov at microsoft.com
Wed Mar 16 10:29:57 PDT 2011

Chuck wrote:
> And a follow up question about Python Tools for Visual Studio
> I would have expected that the Interactive Window has the same "context"
> as an IronPython script that is currently being debugged so that one can
> inspect variables, exec methods, while debugging.  This is how PythonWin
> always worked.  Is this the case? Or not.  It doesn't seem to work.

Could you file a feature request for this on pytools.codeplex.com?  Some IDEs 
have both a debug REPL as well as a development REPL and we may eventually 
add a debug REPL.  But currently we only have the development REPL which
we setup so it can import your projects files but isn't attached to the debug
process.  That also means it's state remains unmodified as you debug and
stop debugging which is kind of handy.  

Until it's implemented there is the immediate window which will give you some 
limited REPL like capabilities against the process being debugged.

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