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Can I step out of a function after stepping into it with
step while using pdb / ipdb debugger?
And if there’s no such option – what is the fastest way to get out of the stepped-in function?
As mentioned by Arthur in a comment, you can use
r(eturn) to run execution to the end of the current function and then stop, which almost steps out of the current function. Then enter
n(ext) once to complete the step out, returning to the caller.
Documentation is here.
(Pdb) ?r r(eturn) Continue execution until the current function returns.
step will continue the execution. To move up and down the callstack, you can use
up (move up to the calling function), and then
down to go back the other way.
Have a look at the doc: https://docs.python.org/3.6/library/pdb.html#pdbcommand-step
You can just add a breakpoint outside the function and continue until you reach it. For example, if the call to your function is at line 14, you can:
(Pdb) b 15 (Pdb) c