Debugging PyQt5 module [RESOLVED]

John Ehresman jpe at
Sat May 29 22:12:44 BST 2021

I think many / most Python debuggers are based on pdb (long ago in some cases), though they’ve had features added and are often faster because they’ve had parts rewritten in C. That said, I’d think that the emacs / pdb combo would work fine to debug a PyQt based application.



> On May 29, 2021, at 4:42 PM, Rich Shepard <rshepard at> wrote:
> On Sat, 29 May 2021, John Ehresman wrote:
>> Wing Pro also works to debug PyQt based apps.
> John,
> Thanks.
>> At this point I’d think that any of the debuggers mentioned on this thread
>> / that are used by widely used python IDE’s would work for a PyQt based
>> application. My suggestion would be to pick one, start to use it, and ask
>> questions if you run into problems.
> I see many references to GUI IDEs. What makes their debuggers better than
> pdb run within emacs?
> Regards,
> Rich

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