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Re: Defending GCC considered futile

From: Perry E. Metzger
Subject: Re: Defending GCC considered futile
Date: Mon, 9 Feb 2015 17:41:27 -0500

On Mon, 09 Feb 2015 20:30:15 +0100 Florian Weimer <address@hidden>
> It's the system debugger on MacOS X.

It is indeed, and in that sense, it is not unlike things like the
non-gdb system debuggers found on other OSes like Solaris. One nice
distinction is that LLDB is itself free software.

> It's difficult to understand why LLDB support is unacceptable, but
> MacOS X support is fine.
I quite agree. It isn't even like one can't quite easily use LLDB
with Emacs already -- many do, in fact. It is just a question of
installing the right .el file from the LLVM people, which is not
particularly difficult to do.

(If Apple cared enough, they could supply that .el file with the
version of Emacs that is shipped with Mac OS X, though they don't
seem to have cared to do so thus far, probably because they likely
don't view Emacs as a significant development tool for OS X even
though they do provide it.)

Perry E. Metzger                address@hidden

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