Set Auto Eval¶
set autoeval [ on | off ]
Evaluate unrecognized debugger commands.
Often inside the debugger, one would like to be able to run arbitrary
Python commands without having to preface Python expressions with
eval. Setting autoeval on will cause unrecognized
debugger commands to be eval’d as a Python expression.
Note that if this is set, on error the message shown on type a bad debugger command changes from:
Undefined command: "fdafds". Try "help".
to something more Python-eval-specific such as:
NameError: name 'fdafds' is not defined
One other thing that trips people up is when setting autoeval is that there are some short debugger commands that sometimes one wants to use as a variable, such as in an assignment statement. For example:
s = 5
which produces when autoeval is on:
Command 'step' can take at most 1 argument(s); got 2.
because by default,
s is an alias for the debugger
It is possible to remove that alias if this causes constant problem.