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Re: cleanup mi error message handling
> > `"&" STRING-OUTPUT'
> > The log stream contains debugging messages being produced by GDB's
> > internals.
> > I still think that means we shouldn't be producing them for
> > errors.
/* Create MI channels */
mi->err = mi_console_file_new (raw_stdout, "&", '"');
mi->log = mi->err;
Maybe the documentation is imprecise but it's pretty clear from the code that
this channel was intended for errors.
> I agree. What happens now is that on errors, Eclipse shows the error message
> in red. Good, however since it does not show the MI commands user will know
> what something is wrong, but won't have any clue why.
Maybe that's a shortcoming of Eclipse. And if it is a problem then it is
surely one which an Eclipse developer should raise.
> If the point is just
> to show to the user that some error has happened, then the ^error is pretty
I've said why I don't think it's sufficient but I'm not going to repeat myself.
> And if we enable logging of MI commands, user can see the
> information even if nothing goes to "&" channel.
And nothing goes to the console. Same old story.
> So I'd agree that removing those error messages is good. I plan to review
> the patch in detail next week.