[Urwid] ANN: PuDB - the Python Urwid Debugger

Andreas Klöckner lists at informa.tiker.net
Sat Jun 13 16:14:09 EDT 2009

On Samstag 13 Juni 2009, you wrote:
> Andreas Klöckner wrote:
> > (Resend from subscribed address)
> >
> > On Mittwoch 10 Juni 2009, Ian Ward wrote:
> >> Andreas Klöckner wrote:
> >>> While I'm at it, two questions for Ian:
> >>>
> >>> - I'd love to be able to replace the hardcoded sys.stdout in
> >>> raw_display. Would you take a patch? (This would allow me to implement
> >>> an option to hijack sys.stdout. This would get rid of the annoying
> >>> flicker on every program execution step.)
> >>
> >> I encourage patches.  If it's general and useful I might even apply it
> >> :-)
> >
> > Attached. Let me know what you think.
> A couple questions:
> Can you think of a use case for setting one of term_output_file,
> term_input_file but not the other?  If not I would put them together as
> a single parameter.

Can't think of one.

> What are the usage instructions for this interface?  What streams are
> you likely to want to pass in for term_output_file and term_input_file?

Funnily, sys.stdout and sys.stdin. The point is that I want to hijack 
sys.stdin and sys.stdout to capture what goes into and out of them--I just 
need Urwid to keep referring to the un-hijacked ones.

> Andrew Psaltis is working on something similar that we have been
> discussing on IRC.  Just attaching stdin/stdout to something else isn't
> enough.  We also need to have a program running on that secondary
> terminal that will catch resize events and send them back to the
> application.

Good point--but not an issue for the above use case. :)

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