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Re: cygwin1.dll - debug version (RE: similar crash in mmap for 1.5.3-1)

On Wed, Sep 10, 2003 at 10:27:10PM +0200, Hannu E K Nevalainen (garbage mail) wrote:
>> Also, the problems.html page is surely the wrong place for a tutorial
>> for how to debug the cygwin DLL.  A hyperlink to a page which talked
>> about this, with a caveat about this being only for the technically
>> savvy, would be fine.  But I'm not going to write it.  Volunteers?
> Well, there needn't be a _tutorial_ on debugging. Maybe just a link to a
>good starting point for understanding gdb/ddd/insight and their usage - for
>beginners [1].
> Non-beginners often need just a few words... these words should be added
>though - time permitting, as always.

I think you are missing my point.  I do not want a problems page to be
littered with a "and here's how you debug cygwin" or here's where to
find debuggers.  That would be daunting to people who are already
daunted by the amount of info on that page.  A hyperlink with something

- Consider <a href="debugcygwin.html">debugging cygwin</a> yourself or
  possibly <a href="debugcygwin.html#backtrace">providing a back trace</a>
  of a failing application.

I have a fundamental problem with adding tutorials on debugging here.
Go to the gdb page if you want to learn how to debug something.  A
(very) few pointers on how to debug with a DLL are fine, since they
would be cygwin-specific.  But info on setting breakpoints, etc., really
should come from the experts.

I'm also *extremely* dubious that we'd get useful information from someone
who has never heard of a debugger or even someone who hasn't heard about

Anyway, as usual, we're discussing something that will probably never
happen.  I'm finished now since I've already used up too much time
reiterating points.  My next act will be to review any documentation

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