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Re: Gdb in emacs 24

From: Stefan Monnier
Subject: Re: Gdb in emacs 24
Date: Wed, 19 Oct 2011 13:54:56 -0400
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/24.0.90 (gnu/linux)

Stefan> How 'bout some way to just check whether `mi' is the
Stefan> current interpreter.  It doesn't have to be a dedicated command, just
Stefan> a command which will reliably behave differently (e.g. return some
Stefan> recognizable value if `mi' is used, and return an error if not).

> Pretty much any MI command will do that, e.g., "-list-features".

Then could someone patch gdb-mi.el to use this as a test and send
a clear error message to the user about the need for "-i=mi"?
I think it's too late to use "interpreter exec" for 24.1, but such
a test would at least address some of the bug reports I've seen where
users had used "--annotate=3".


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