In this hands-on tutorial, you’ll learn the basics of using pdb, Python’s interactive source code debugger. Pdb is a great tool for tracking down hard-to-find bugs and allows you to fix faulty code more quickly.
Debugging applications can sometimes be an unwelcome activity. You’re busy working under a time crunch and you just want it to work. However, at other times, you might be learning a new language feature or experimenting with a new approach and want to understand more deeply how something is working.
Regardless of the situation, debugging code is a necessity, so it’s a good idea to be comfortable working in a debugger. In this tutorial, I’ll show you the basics of using pdb, Python’s interactive source code debugger.
I’ll walk you through a few common uses of pdb. You may want to bookmark this tutorial for quick reference later when you might really need it. pdb, and other debuggers, are indispensable tools. When you need a debugger, there’s no substitute. You really need it.
By the end of this tutorial, you’ll know how to use the debugger to see the state of any variable in your application. You’ll also be able to stop and resume your application’s flow of execution at any moment, so you can see exactly how each line of code affects its internal state.
This is great for tracking down hard-to-find bugs and allows you to fix faulty code more quickly and reliably. Sometimes, stepping through code in pdb and seeing how values change can be a real eye-opener and lead to “aha” moments, along with the occasional “face palm”.
pdb is part of Python’s standard library, so it’s always there and available for use. This can be a life saver if you need to debug code in an environment where you don’t have access to the GUI debugger you’re familiar with.
The example code in this tutorial uses Python 3.6. You can find the source code for these examples on GitHub.
At the end of this tutorial, there is a quick reference for Essential pdb Commands.
Welcome to my Blog , In this article, you are going to learn the top 10 python tips and tricks.
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Welcome to my Blog, In this article, we will learn python lambda function, Map function, and filter function.
Lambda function in python: Lambda is a one line anonymous function and lambda takes any number of arguments but can only have one expression and python lambda syntax is
Syntax: x = lambda arguments : expression
Now i will show you some python lambda function examples:
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Python is awesome, it’s one of the easiest languages with simple and intuitive syntax but wait, have you ever thought that there might ways to write your python code simpler?
In this tutorial, you’re going to learn a variety of Python tricks that you can use to write your Python code in a more readable and efficient way like a pro.
Swapping value in Python
Instead of creating a temporary variable to hold the value of the one while swapping, you can do this instead
>>> FirstName = "kalebu" >>> LastName = "Jordan" >>> FirstName, LastName = LastName, FirstName >>> print(FirstName, LastName) ('Jordan', 'kalebu')
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Today you’re going to learn how to use Python programming in a way that can ultimately save a lot of space on your drive by removing all the duplicates.
In many situations you may find yourself having duplicates files on your disk and but when it comes to tracking and checking them manually it can tedious.
Heres a solution
Instead of tracking throughout your disk to see if there is a duplicate, you can automate the process using coding, by writing a program to recursively track through the disk and remove all the found duplicates and that’s what this article is about.
But How do we do it?
If we were to read the whole file and then compare it to the rest of the files recursively through the given directory it will take a very long time, then how do we do it?
The answer is hashing, with hashing can generate a given string of letters and numbers which act as the identity of a given file and if we find any other file with the same identity we gonna delete it.
There’s a variety of hashing algorithms out there such as
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Magic Methods are the special methods which gives us the ability to access built in syntactical features such as ‘<’, ‘>’, ‘==’, ‘+’ etc…
You must have worked with such methods without knowing them to be as magic methods. Magic methods can be identified with their names which start with __ and ends with __ like init, call, str etc. These methods are also called Dunder Methods, because of their name starting and ending with Double Underscore (Dunder).
Now there are a number of such special methods, which you might have come across too, in Python. We will just be taking an example of a few of them to understand how they work and how we can use them.
class AnyClass: def __init__(): print("Init called on its own") obj = AnyClass()
The first example is _init, _and as the name suggests, it is used for initializing objects. Init method is called on its own, ie. whenever an object is created for the class, the init method is called on its own.
The output of the above code will be given below. Note how we did not call the init method and it got invoked as we created an object for class AnyClass.
Init called on its own
Let’s move to some other example, add gives us the ability to access the built in syntax feature of the character +. Let’s see how,
class AnyClass: def __init__(self, var): self.some_var = var def __add__(self, other_obj): print("Calling the add method") return self.some_var + other_obj.some_var obj1 = AnyClass(5) obj2 = AnyClass(6) obj1 + obj2
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