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Author terry.reedy
Recipients georg.brandl, shlomif, terry.reedy
Date 2015-09-04.17:29:52
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Pdb says "Running 'cont' or 'step' will restart the program" but it seems to restart on any recognized command other than 'h' and traps everything else.  I verified behavior on Win7 with ordinary syntax error 'a = = 1' on installed 2.7.10 and 3.4.3.  Removed qualifiers from title.

Doc says
python3 -m pdb

When invoked as a script, pdb will automatically enter post-mortem debugging if the program being debugged exits abnormally. After post-mortem debugging (or after normal exit of the program), pdb will restart the program.'''

But not being able to exit could not have been the intention. Looking at the code.
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