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Re: Python: fetch value when building gdb.Value object
>>>>> "Paul" == Paul Koning <email@example.com> writes:
Tom> I am not convinced that this is the right approach.
Tom> I think it would probably be better to expose the laziness to the Python
Tom> programmer -- via a new attribute and a new method to un-lazy the
Tom> The reason is that eager fetching can be very expensive. E.g., you may
Tom> construct an intermediate value that is a very large array, but intend
Tom> only to reference a few elements. This can be done efficiently by gdb,
Tom> but eager fetching will defeat that.
Paul> I modeled what I did after the way the existing GDB code handles
Paul> convenience variables.
Convenience variables aren't really the best model. First, they are
very old, probably predating anybody worrying about this stuff. Second,
the CLI isn't really a fully-featured programming language.