[Top][All Lists]

[Date Prev][Date Next][Thread Prev][Thread Next][Date Index][Thread Index]

Re: Defending GCC considered futile

From: Richard Stallman
Subject: Re: Defending GCC considered futile
Date: Mon, 09 Feb 2015 17:06:52 -0500

[[[ To any NSA and FBI agents reading my email: please consider    ]]]
[[[ whether defending the US Constitution against all enemies,     ]]]
[[[ foreign or domestic, requires you to follow Snowden's example. ]]]

  > I think everyone working on it does, in the sense that lldb should
  > include any functionality that's useful in a debugger, which
  > presumably will be a superset of current gdb features.

This indicates that it is a potential problem.

  > Beyond that I can say that on one platform (Mac OS X using clang 3.5)
  > where the available gdb throws so many <optimized out> values for
  > function arguments and local variables as to be nearly useless in
  > debugging code optimized to the production configuration, lldb usually
  > can tell actual values and is thus much more useful.

This means it is more than a potential problem.

The possible harm is to replace copylefted GNU package
with noncopylefted code.  They must have worked for a long long time
to replace the capabilities GDB already had.

What we should do about this, I don't know yet.  I will talk
with the GDB developers and seee what they think.

Dr Richard Stallman
President, Free Software Foundation
51 Franklin St
Boston MA 02110
www.fsf.org  www.gnu.org
Skype: No way! See stallman.org/skype.html.

reply via email to

[Prev in Thread] Current Thread [Next in Thread]