Disable pry and exit debugger without killing the main program in Ruby
You ever ran into a situation where you had a huge loop running and you put a
binding.pry within that loop for debugging and wondered how the hell you would exit the debugger?
The answer is simple
disable-pry is your saviour.!
This has got its downside though, this will disable any further invocations of the
Under the hood its disabling the whole pry and setting
ENV['DISABLE_PRY'] = true
To re-enable pry for any further debugging you will have to clear the ENV var by
ENV['DISABLE_PRY'] = nil
I have defined a helper method
enable_pry with the following inside my
.pryrc for my convenience.
def enable_pry ENV['DISABLE_PRY'] = nil end
Credits where its due: https://stackoverflow.com/questions/8015531/how-do-i-step-out-of-a-loop-with-ruby-pry