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Re: guile support in gdb

From: Andy Wingo
Subject: Re: guile support in gdb
Date: Fri, 08 Oct 2010 10:19:41 +0200
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On Fri 08 Oct 2010 03:31, Tom Tromey <address@hidden> writes:

>>>>>> "Andy" == Andy Wingo <address@hidden> writes:
> Andy> That's unfortunate. Guile is the GNU extension language, you know.
> Yeah, I know.
> While the decision to use Python was made before I was active in GDB
> (look in the archives around Jan 2007 for the thread), and while I am
> actually not a fan of Python, I do basically agree with this choice.  My
> reason is that I think it is important to have a popular language with a
> wide variety of available libraries.  Python is a very easy sell to
> various GDB user communities.

Yeah, understood. Guile wasn't doing all that well either in 2007, so it
wasn't quite the obvious choice, and still has a ways to go before
popularity strikes; but otoh it does allow for other languages,
including javascript. Not that that support is really where I want it to
be yet..

Anyway, perhaps we will revisit this conversation in a couple years.

Happy hacking,


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