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Re: lldb support

From: Daniel Colascione
Subject: Re: lldb support
Date: Wed, 9 Nov 2016 16:26:44 -0800
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On 11/09/2016 04:24 PM, Richard Stallman wrote:
  > It's a debugger that does the same job as GDB, but it's based on the
  > Clang and LLVM toolkit for looking at the world, not binutils, GCC, etc.
  > Compared to GDB, LLDB has a different and (IMHO) uglier command syntax,
  > but both LLDB and GDB support the MI protocol.

Why would we want to support it
rather than saying, "We support GDB -- use that."?

All the usual reasons people prefer tool A over tool B: compatibility with a specific environment, personal customizations, familiarity, and personal preference. LLDB is free software. We should support it.

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