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Re: print_symbol_info patch for source code not current language

At 09:49 03/11/99 -0500, Jim Blandy wrote:
>>   easy (its a fake one !)
>>  static int test(int a;double c);
>> would give
>> if pascal is current laguage in auto mode
>>   static int test(a : longint;c : double);
>>  The function syntax is C but thesyntax of args is the pascal one !!
>Yeah, that's what I was afraid of.
>This is a bug in GDB.  There is no plausible reason to want to print
>the function using one language, and its arguments in a different
>language.  Some piece of code is using current-language when it
>shouldn't.  Could you track this down, and see where the inappropriate
>switch from C to Pascal occurs?

  But  this will not be easy I fear !
   print_symbol_info calls
  which in turn just uses

   but the problem is that I am not sure that using source language would
be a good thing for
  all calls to type_print !
   I only thought this would be helpful for print_symbol_info
because there you can get several different sources.
  But I would not like to have a 
  giving a pascal format if I am currently inside some C code
that uses a global pascal variable !

>I haven't actually looked at the code yet, though, so I don't know how
>easy it will be to fix.  I have the feeling that C and C++ are sharing
>code in some ungodly fashion which will make this difficult to fix.
>> I really tried first your proposal and as I did not like the result
>> above I changed the method to what I sent you !
>I understand.  But in situations like this it's important to fix the
>real bug, instead of kludging around it.

   The problem is that even if the case of args of a function is quite clear 
I suspect that in other cases it will no be so easy to decide 
when we should use current_language and when 
we should use the source file langage ! 

Pierre Muller
Institut Charles Sadron
6,rue Boussingault
Phone : (33)-3-88-41-40-07  Fax : (33)-3-88-41-40-99

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