This is for developers debugging their plugins; it provides an eval command as well as some other useful commands. It should not be loaded with a default installation.


This plugin provides debugging abilities for Supybot. It should not be loaded with a default installation.


channeldb [<channel>]
Returns the result of the channeldb converter.
collect [<times>]
Does <times> gc collections, returning the number of objects collected each time. <times> defaults to 1.
environ takes no arguments
Returns the environment of the supybot process.
eval <expression>
Evaluates <expression> (which should be a Python expression) and returns its value. If an exception is raised, reports the exception (and logs the traceback to the bot’s logfile).
exec <statement>
Execs <code>. Returns success if it didn’t raise any exceptions.
exn <exception name>
Raises the exception matching <exception name>.
sendquote <raw IRC message>
Sends (not queues) the raw IRC message given.
settrace [<filename>]
Starts tracing function calls to <filename>. If <filename> is not given, sys.stdout is used. This causes much output.
simpleeval <expression>
Evaluates the given expression.
unsettrace takes no arguments
Stops tracing function calls on stdout.



This config variable defaults to “True”, is not network-specific, and is not channel-specific.

Determines whether this plugin is publicly visible.