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Re: ddd/dbx wrongly add command line arguments


From: Andreas Zeller
Subject: Re: ddd/dbx wrongly add command line arguments
Date: 20 Dec 2000 20:53:25 +0100
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Tuomo Takkula <address@hidden> writes:

> If invoked with dbx as minor debugger ddd changes the command
> line arguments by adding things like like ">2 tty" to it. I think this is
> a bug. argv[argc+1] is supposed to be '\0' according to the C standard and
> some (my) programs expect that this remains so.

The enclosed patch should make DDD work again; please let me know if
it works.  As a temporary workaround, you can disable the redirection
by running your program in the console (instead of the execution
window).

Best wishes,

Andreas

Index: exectty.C
===================================================================
RCS file: /cvsroot/ddd/ddd/ddd/exectty.C,v
retrieving revision 1.65
diff -c -r1.65 exectty.C
*** exectty.C   2000/12/19 15:45:49     1.65
--- exectty.C   2000/12/20 19:52:03
***************
*** 624,651 ****
      }
  
      case DBX:
!       // DBX has its own parsing, in several variants.
!       if (gdb->has_print_r_option())
        {
-           // SUN DBX 3.x interprets `COMMAND 2>&1' such that COMMAND
-           // runs in the background.  Use this kludge instead.
-           // Tuomo Takkula <address@hidden> reports this also
-           // happens for SUN DBX 4.0.
- 
-           if (!has_redirection(args, "2>"))
-               gdb_redirection += " 2> " + tty_name;
-           if (!has_redirection(args, ">"))
-               gdb_redirection += " > " + tty_name;
-       }
-       else if (gdb->has_err_redirection())
-       {
            // DEC DBX and AIX DBX use csh-style redirection.
            if (!has_redirection(args, ">"))
                gdb_redirection +=  " >& " + tty_name;
        }
        else
        {
!           // SUN DBX 1.x does not allow to redirect stderr.  Play it safe.
            if (!has_redirection(args, ">"))
                gdb_redirection += " > " + tty_name;
        }
--- 624,644 ----
      }
  
      case DBX:
!       if (gdb->has_err_redirection())
        {
            // DEC DBX and AIX DBX use csh-style redirection.
            if (!has_redirection(args, ">"))
                gdb_redirection +=  " >& " + tty_name;
        }
        else
        {
!           // SUN DBX 3.x interprets `COMMAND 2>&1' such that COMMAND
!           // runs in the background.
! 
!           // Tuomo Takkula <address@hidden> reports that SUN DBX
!           // (4.0 and later) cannot even parse '2>' properly.
! 
!           // Consequence: Play it safe.  Do not redirect stderr.
            if (!has_redirection(args, ">"))
                gdb_redirection += " > " + tty_name;
        }


-- 
Andreas Zeller     Universitaet Passau
                   http://www.fmi.uni-passau.de/st/staff/zeller/



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