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Re: Defending GCC considered futile

From: Eli Zaretskii
Subject: Re: Defending GCC considered futile
Date: Tue, 10 Feb 2015 21:23:17 +0200

> Date: Tue, 10 Feb 2015 10:19:58 -0800
> From: Daniel Colascione <address@hidden>
> CC: address@hidden, address@hidden, address@hidden, 
>  address@hidden, address@hidden
> > I guess we have very different GDB experiences and/or needs, if this
> > is a significant issue for you.  I almost never need to type complex
> > source-level expressions into a debugger.  The reason is simple:
> > almost every interesting value is already assigned to some variable,
> > so most expressions I type are simple references to variables.
> <optimized out>


> > If you want to explore a complex data structure, you should use Python
> > or Guile scripting anyway.
> That scripting is still incomplete.   See
> https://sourceware.org/ml/gdb-patches/2014-10/msg00102.html, where I try
> to fix it to some extent. At least IME, sooner or later, when scripting
> GDB, you fall down to issuing textual commands and parsing their textual
> output.

That description doesn't strike me as "the most frustrating part",
rather as a rare and marginal annoyance.

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