This is the mail archive of the mailing list for the GDB project.

Index Nav: [Date Index] [Subject Index] [Author Index] [Thread Index]
Message Nav: [Date Prev] [Date Next] [Thread Prev] [Thread Next]
Other format: [Raw text]

Re: confusion in the `b' command

On 22 Apr 2002, Tom Tromey wrote:

> >>>>> "Eli" == Eli Zaretskii <> writes:
> Eli> What version of GDB is that?  Head? branch? released version?
> Latest cvs trunk gdb.  (That was in my email, albeit buried a bit.)

Yes, it was buried, sorry for not paying attention.

It's probably a good idea to see if that isn't some regression due to 
latest changes.  I have several versions of GDB going back as far as 
4.18, but unfortunately I have no gcj installed anywhere.

> >> * Second, that b 'x.main' would work anyway, since it is unambiguous.
> Eli> I'm not sure what you mean here.  Do you mean that GDB shouldn't have
> Eli> forced you to quote the string "x.main(java.lang.String[])"?
> I shouldn't even have to type `(java.lang.String[])' at all.
> `b x.main' is unambiguous.  There is only one `main' method in the
> class `x'.

I think the punctuation characters prevent that.  But it could also be a 
bug or regression.  One possible way to find out is to try this with 
commands that complete only on symbols (`b' completes on ``locations'', 
which could include file names and line numbers, so it's more complicated 
and thus more bug-prone).

Sorry I can't do that myself, for the lack of gcj.

Index Nav: [Date Index] [Subject Index] [Author Index] [Thread Index]
Message Nav: [Date Prev] [Date Next] [Thread Prev] [Thread Next]