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Re: Defending GCC considered futile

From: Eli Zaretskii
Subject: Re: Defending GCC considered futile
Date: Tue, 10 Feb 2015 05:37:51 +0200

> Date: Mon, 9 Feb 2015 17:24:45 -0500
> From: "Perry E. Metzger" <address@hidden>
> Cc: address@hidden, "Stephen J. Turnbull" <address@hidden>,
>       address@hidden
> On Mon, 09 Feb 2015 17:06:52 -0500 Richard Stallman <address@hidden>
> wrote:
> > They must have worked for a long long time
> > to replace the capabilities GDB already had.
> No, actually. Because the rest of the compiler wasn't intentionally
> made non-modular, it was possible for the LLDB team to re-use the
> code from the rest of the toolchain. LLDB doesn't need things like its
> own expression parsing and interpretation code because it can call
> into Clang/LLVM at will.

Parsing source-code expression is a very small part of what GDB does.
So this is a red herring.

> LLDB is itself modular and fully scriptable, and it will be
> interesting to see what sort of new ideas its users come up with.

GDB is scriptable in Python as well, and also in Guile.

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