I am updating my original question to be more specific.
Can I write a Python program that will let me run my C++ program and then tell PyCharm to remote-debug it? I could then have a project consisting of Python files, invoked by my program, that PyCharm would debug, set breakpoints, etc?
The genesis of the idea is this stackoverflow post which makes me think I can use PyCharm to debug my own code:http://stackoverflow.com/questions/21257568/debugging-a-uwsgi-python-application-using-pycharm/27463713#27463713
I need some guidance before I end up wasting too much time with something that will never work.
I have a server C++ program that:
- Initializes itself from some disk files
- Reads commands over the network (various TCP/IP protocols some of which are really obscure.)
- Calls Python to allow customers to attach their own custom actions
I'd like to add a PyCharm plug-in to allow specialized editing of the initialization data (nodes and links in a mesh network where a graphical editor would be a huge help.)
How should I structure this?
Option 1 might be to make a Python program that calls into C++ to initialize, and the C++ event loop. If the same interpreter is used in the C++ code then if it hits Python code with a breakpoint it should stop and allow source level debugging.
Option 2 is a C++ program and somehow when the embedded Python is run it does so in the debugger
Could I package the remote debugger capability of PyCharm into a server and still do remote debugging with it in case something goes wrong? This is a pretty powerful feature of Java and it seems that this may also be present in PyCharm.