[Geany-Users] Geany Debugger Plugin Installation

John Yeung gallium.arsenide at xxxxx
Thu Feb 23 15:44:25 UTC 2017

On Thu, Feb 23, 2017 at 1:54 AM, Lex Trotman <elextr at gmail.com> wrote:
> The Geany debugger is built on top of the Gnu debugger which does not
> support Python unfortunately
> https://sourceware.org/gdb/current/onlinedocs/gdb/Supported-Languages.html#Supported-Languages

Python has its own debugger, pdb. But honestly, if you are a beginner
in Python (as OP claims to be), it will be quite a while before you
need a debugger. Python is the kind of language where you don't really
need many tools like IDEs or debuggers, especially when you are just
starting out. You just need the Python interpreter and a text editor.
It actually already comes with one which is tailored for Python; it's
called IDLE.

I do think Geany is a good general-purpose programming editor, and
it's a fine choice if you want to use it for Python, especially if you
are already using it for programming in other languages.

For people who insist on the full IDE experience with Python,
including debugger, then to be perfectly honest, you should be looking
at PyCharm. For more information about debugging tools for Python, see


John Y.

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