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Re: PATCH: simplify regular expressions

From: Rob Savoye
Subject: Re: PATCH: simplify regular expressions
Date: Tue, 11 Dec 2018 07:56:55 -0700
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On 12/11/18 2:55 AM, Ben Elliston wrote:
> On Mon, Dec 10, 2018 at 04:30:49PM -0600, Jacob Bachmeyer wrote:
>> GDB has changed somewhat over the years; are the strings those
>> modules seek still valid or do we need to accept both "old" and
>> "new" message sets?  Should DejaGnu eventually support GDB's MI
>> mode, possibly in another module?

 There are already some MI test cases in GDB.

> I think DejaGnu needs to be able to still test quite old versions.
> Using GDB MI from within DejaGnu is a really interesting idea. How
> stable has the MI interface been in practice?

  Tom would know more, but at the last Cauldron I attended, several of
us had a long talk about this. MI doesn't cover the full range of what a
user can do with GDB. An MI testsuite would be good, but we'd still need
all the current GDB tests.

        - rob -

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