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Re: [PATCH 4/4] compile: New 'compile print'
- From: Eli Zaretskii <eliz at gnu dot org>
- To: Phil Muldoon <pmuldoon at redhat dot com>
- Cc: jan dot kratochvil at redhat dot com, gdb-patches at sourceware dot org
- Date: Fri, 27 Mar 2015 12:08:16 +0300
- Subject: Re: [PATCH 4/4] compile: New 'compile print'
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- Reply-to: Eli Zaretskii <eliz at gnu dot org>
> Date: Fri, 27 Mar 2015 07:56:08 +0000
> From: Phil Muldoon <firstname.lastname@example.org>
> CC: email@example.com
> On 27/03/15 07:41, Eli Zaretskii wrote:
> >> Date: Fri, 27 Mar 2015 08:33:33 +0100
> >> From: Jan Kratochvil <firstname.lastname@example.org>
> >> Cc: email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org
> >> On Fri, 27 Mar 2015 08:18:43 +0100, Eli Zaretskii wrote:
> >>> I suggest a different name for this command. Unfortunately, "eval" is
> >>> already taken, but perhaps "parse" or "parse-eval"? Or maybe a new
> >>> switch to "print"? "compile print" sounds awkward and unintuitive to
> >>> me.
> >> FYI there is already "compile code" and "compile file".
> > Yes, I know. But this command is different AFAIU: it doesn't compile
> > any code at all. So prefixing it with "compile" doesn't sound right
> > to me.
> It does. It repackages the expression typed by the user into compilable form (with a scope, various bits of stack mapping, address translation, etc), send it to the compiler plugin that compiles it. GDB then runs the code in the inferior and captures the evaluated output and type and prints it.
You are talking about implementation, while I'm talking about the
user's perspective. From the user's POV, no code was compiled and