Interaction and debugging, Python Programming

 

We encourage you to adopt an interactive style of debugging and programming. Use the Python shell a lot. Write short pieces of code and check them.  It is much  simpler to test the individual parts as you go, rather than  to take hours writing a large program, and then search it does not work,  and must sift through all your program, trying  to search the bugs.

But, if you ?nd  yourself in the (inevitable) position of having a big program with  a error in it, do not despair. Debugging a program does not require brilliance or creativity or much  in the way of inside.  What it needs is a systematic and persistence approach.

First of all, have  a test case (a set of inputs to the procedure you are trying  to debug) and  know what  the answer is considered to be.  To check a program, you might  start  with  some  special  cases: what  if the argument is 0 or the empty function? Those cases may  be simpler to sort through ?rst (and are also cases that can be easy to get worse). Then try more specific cases.

 

Now,  if your  program gets your  test case incorrect, what  could you do?  Resist the temptation to start  changing your  program around, just to watch if that  will ?x the solution. Do not modify  any code until  you know  what  is wrong with  what  you are doing  now, and therefore seems that the modify  you make is going to correct the problem.

Ultimately, for debugging large programs, it is most useful  to use a software development environment  with  a serious debugger. But these  methods may sometimes have  a steep  explaining curve,  so in this class we will study to debug systematically using  "print" statements.

 

Posted Date: 8/9/2012 6:59:58 AM | Location : United States







Related Discussions:- Interaction and debugging, Assignment Help, Ask Question on Interaction and debugging, Get Answer, Expert's Help, Interaction and debugging Discussions

Write discussion on Interaction and debugging
Your posts are moderated
Related Questions
Procedures as First-class objects In Python, unlike  many  other  languages, methods are behave in much  the same way as num­ bers:  they  can be stored as values  of variable

Worked example 1   Let's examine what  happens when  we compute the following Python code:   def p(x, y): z = x*x - y return z + 1/z   >>> p(1.0, 2.0) -2.0

Basics of python-introduction Python is designed for easy interaction between a user and the system. It goes with  an inter­ active function  known as  a shell or listener.  T

#que Write a program that will take price data for stocks and print it graphically to the screen. Your program should begin by asking the user for the file name. It should then cre

1)    Write a python programmecomparing for and while loops like the following. Math Times table For Loop: 2x1=2 2x2=4 ..... 2x12=24 While Loop: 3x1=3 3x

how to make a python programme for van der waals equation of state with surface discontinouty

When investing money, an important concept to know is compound interest. The equation FV = PV (1+rate)periods . This relates the following four quantities. The present value (

python program of motion of a particle in viscus medium

Structured assignment Once  we have  tuples and lists, we may use  a nice trick  in assignment expression, based  on the packing and unpacking of tuples. >>> a, b, c = 1, 2

Write an algorithm for a program that shows the use of all 6 math functions. Write, test, and debug the program using Python. SAMPLE OUTPUT (not including author/program infor