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Re: gdb --args does not work in emacs/src ...

From: Stefan Monnier
Subject: Re: gdb --args does not work in emacs/src ...
Date: Mon, 11 Feb 2008 11:53:07 -0500
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/23.0.50 (gnu/linux)

>> > ... because .gdbinit overwrites args:
>> > 
>> > set args -geometry 80x40+0+0
>> > 
>> > this is annoying when one wants to start the debugger with specific
>> > arguments on the command line.
>> I guess it guarantees that everyone is debugging Emacs under more similar
>> conditions.  You can always comment that line out in your version.

> Sure I've been doing that for a long time, but it would be even better
> if I didn't have to do it.

> Is it possible to append to args?
> Or maybe only set it if it's not already set?

I always specify the args directly to the "run" command, so the "set
args" is only problematic when I want to run Emacs without any argument
which is rare when debugging.


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