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Re: GDB on Mac is (NOT) Broken

From: Stefan Monnier
Subject: Re: GDB on Mac is (NOT) Broken
Date: Mon, 22 Mar 2010 21:13:33 -0400
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/24.0.50 (gnu/linux)

>> > How is it unsafe?
>> It changes the set of commands passed between Emacs and GDB, so it's not
>> obviously "safe" (in the sense of "cannot introduce a change in behavior").
> On platforms other than Apple's behaviour is unchanged: there is no match in
> gdb-apple-test and it does nothing.

How do you know that sending a command like "server show version" will
never have any effect at all neither on the GDB process nor on the Emacs
state nor on the synchronization between the two?
The things we've seen in the Emacs<->GDB interaction make me very
suspicious of such things.


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