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

From: Dan Nicolaescu
Subject: Re: gdb --args does not work in emacs/src ...
Date: Mon, 11 Feb 2008 09:09:46 -0800

Stefan Monnier <address@hidden> writes:

  > >> > ... 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

That's a habit that precedes the availability of gdb --args...

  > args" is only problematic when I want to run Emacs without any argument
  > which is rare when debugging.

Not so rare when you use gdb --args, which is all the time for me nowadays.
It's very convenient to just prepend gdb --args to the command you want
to debug (which is probably already available in the shell command
history) and not have to worry about passing arguments to "run"...

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