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Re: emacs doesn't use the X clipboard

From: Eli Zaretskii
Subject: Re: emacs doesn't use the X clipboard
Date: Sat, 17 Jan 2004 20:41:23 +0200

> From: LEE Sau Dan <>
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> Date: 14 Jan 2004 22:40:01 +0100
> >>>>> "Eli" == Eli Zaretskii <> writes:
>     >> I'm not sure if ltrace can show the Xlib calls, though.
>     Eli> I doubt that.  And debugging with ltrace or similar tools is
>     Eli> not a very efficient method, anyway, compared to stepping
>     Eli> with GDB thru the source code.  IMHO, ltrace is for the
>     Eli> software to which you don't have the sources.
> I don't agree.

I guess we have different experience to draw upon, then.

My experience tells me that trace interpretation is a painstakingly
slow process, compared to stepping with a debugger.  It also requires
lots of knowledge of system internals, which many programmers lack.

By contrast, getting the sources and rebuilding with debug info is
nowadays a matter of several dozen minutes.

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