Re: Debugger Info

"Marco van de Voort" <>
31 Jul 2002 00:55:17 -0400

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From: "Marco van de Voort" <>
Newsgroups: comp.compilers
Date: 31 Jul 2002 00:55:17 -0400
Organization: Eindhoven University of Technology, The Netherlands
References: 02-07-085 02-07-093
Keywords: debug
Posted-Date: 31 Jul 2002 00:55:16 EDT

Paul Pluzhnikov wrote:

Just my Eur 0.02

> "shamanth" <> writes:
>> while debugging also some options which you felt were needed but not
>> provided.
> I spend most of my time debugging at a very low level on multiple
> platforms ... I use gdb for most of it, just so I do not have to
> re-learn all the debugger commands on all the platforms.
> Here are the features of gdb which I use every day:

- Ability to do multi language debugging. From Pascal through C, and back.
      In recent (GDB 5.1+) versions this works quite nice.

> Here are the features that gdb lacks, or misfeatures (it may
> well be that the feature is actually present, but I do not know
> about it -- feel free to enlighten me ;-):
> - unable to set break points in DSO until that DSO has been
> loaded (makes debugging static constructors rather tricky)
> - unable to re-insert breakpoints on functions without debug info
> upon process restart
> - sets BPs incorrectly on functions compiled with non-standard
> prolog (e.g. -fomit-frame-pointer on x86)

    - Sometimes skips breakpoints due to optimization. Sometimes even

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