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Re: When isn't there a selected frame?

Daniel Jacobowitz writes:
 > On Sun, Apr 14, 2002 at 10:04:51PM -0400, Andrew Cagney wrote:
 > > Hello,
 > > 
 > > Random bits of GDB contain code snipits like:
 > > 
 > > 	if (selected_frame)
 > > 	  ..
 > > 	else
 > > 	  error ("No selected frame");
 > > 
 > > Is there any time when it doesn't make sense to have a selected frame 
 > > (except, say when current_frame() is also NULL)?
 > Perhaps to handle when the target is not running?  I am pretty sure
 > I've reached a couple of those messages.

Yes, so it seems.  What about connecting to a remote target? Do you
get a frame selected right away? How about attach? detach?  Hmm, I
just tried with a sim and a native attach, and current_frame and
selected_frame seem to be in sync, i.e, not null at the same time.

BTW, I always got a bit confused by the 'No stack' vs. 'No selected
frame' message. I know that No stack has to do with the capabilities
of the target as opposed at what your inferior program is doing right
now, but as a *user* I find it a bit confusing.

And don't forget the variations on the theme:

"No frame selected"
"No selected stack frame"
"no frame selected"

Should we stick with just one message?


 > -- 
 > Daniel Jacobowitz                           Carnegie Mellon University
 > MontaVista Software                         Debian GNU/Linux Developer

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