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Re: guile support in gdb

From: Andy Wingo
Subject: Re: guile support in gdb
Date: Thu, 07 Oct 2010 22:10:57 +0200
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Hi Tom,

On Thu 07 Oct 2010 20:39, Tom Tromey <address@hidden> writes:

> We were recently wondering (buried in a thread on the gdb-patches list)
> whether the guile support in gdb actually works.  Does anybody use it
> regularly?

I can't speak for others, but I don't use it. We currently recommend
gdbinit files that define commands that call into libguile directly.

> FWIW, I think whatever guile-specific value-printing code there is in
> gdb would be better rewritten as some python pretty-printers maintained
> and distributed with guile itself.

I was actually hoping to get to extending GDB in guile at some point,
making Guile an acceptable language for GDB extensions.

What do you think? Would you accept a patch?


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