Bug 22824

Summary: misleading description of new rbreak Python function in GDB 8.1 NEWS file
Product: gdb Reporter: Joel Brobecker <brobecker>
Component: gdbAssignee: Joel Brobecker <brobecker>
Status: RESOLVED FIXED    
Severity: normal CC: jeremip11
Priority: P2    
Version: 8.1   
Target Milestone: 8.1.1   
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Build: Last reconfirmed:

Description Joel Brobecker 2018-02-09 12:08:31 UTC
The gdb/NEWS file documents this addition as:

  ** A new command, "rbreak" has been added to the Python API.  This
     command allows the setting of a large number of breakpoints via a
     regex pattern in Python.  See the manual for further details.

However, this is not a new *command*. This a new *function*.

Will fix.
Comment 1 cvs-commit@gcc.gnu.org 2018-02-09 12:10:48 UTC
The gdb-8.1-branch branch has been updated by Joel Brobecker <brobecke@sourceware.org>:

https://sourceware.org/git/gitweb.cgi?p=binutils-gdb.git;h=c58318003f7fd63e43b0b6aea045bc16bada8c50

commit c58318003f7fd63e43b0b6aea045bc16bada8c50
Author: Joel Brobecker <brobecker@adacore.com>
Date:   Fri Feb 9 16:04:38 2018 +0400

    gdb/NEWS: Clarify the news entry for "rbreak" in GDB 8.1
    
    gdb/ChangeLog:
    
            PR gdb/22824:
            * NEWS <Changes in GDB 8.1>: Clarify that "rbreak" is a new
            Python function, rather than a new command.
Comment 2 Joel Brobecker 2018-02-09 13:21:35 UTC
fixed.