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Re: gdb

From: Eli Zaretskii
Subject: Re: gdb
Date: Wed, 07 Apr 2010 06:17:22 +0300

> From: Sean Sieger <>
> Date: Tue, 06 Apr 2010 18:08:55 -0400
> In etc/DEBUG, it says, ``It is a good idea to run Emacs under GDB
> ... *all the time*.''

It is.

> It appears that I ought to reconfigure, this time with --no-opt and
> -fnocrossjumping

Yes, that's unfortunate, because latest versions of GCC (3.x and
later) produce binaries that are very hard to debug in the optimized

> that I'll then start starting Emacs in src/ (which
> means I don't really need to make install?)

Not true.  You need to start GDB in the src/ directory.  Then you can
say "run /path/to/emacs/emacs.exe".

> and, finally, um, I won't be
> using the shortcut to start GDB & Emacs (or can the command be entered
> there to do so?).

You can have the shortcut run a batch file that would invoke GDB and
run Emacs inside it.  You can have a .gdbinit file that does some of
that.  And there are many other options.

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