This is a problem with debugging a program (in Wing) that uses pylab (a graphing module), which in turn uses wxWidgets to display its graphs (I’m using pylab’s WXAgg drawing backend). I’m not sure which community would have the best insight into the issue so please forgive me for crossposting to all three.
The problem I’m having is very simple. When I’m stopped at a breakpoint in the IDE, the wxWidgets loop stops running too, so the graphs don’t refresh their drawing.
On the other hand, in the Wing IDE, if I just let the program run to completion, then the graphs disappear before I have a chance to look at them. wx, pylab, and Wing are all pretty compex things, so I’m not sure where to look for how to fix this particular behavior.
WX folks: Is there some way to make it so that the wx main loop stay active at an IDEs breakpoint? Or some way to say at the end of my program “just go into the loop currently in progress”.
Pylab folks: Is there a setting that I can use to make graphs run in separate threads or processes?
Wing folks: is there some Wing setting I can use to change the breakpoint behavior? Assuming pylab graphs are in a separate thread, would there be some way to specify that a breakpoint shouldn’t stop that thread?
Thanks for any suggestions,