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Re: Status of 'blacklist' patch?

On Tue, Oct 25, 2011 at 4:07 PM, Eli Zaretskii <> wrote:
>> From: Justin Lebar <>
>> Date: Tue, 25 Oct 2011 15:49:51 -0400
>> Cc:,,
>> > (If you have a function called @code{file} that you want to skip, use
>> > @kbd{skip function file} to specify it.)
>> I have no stake in the matter, but is this really such a common issue
>> that it belongs in the manual?
> Put yourself in the shoes of someone who, however rare this can be,
> stumbles on it.

In the unlikely case that I actually opened the manual (not because
it's no good, but because most people I know who use GDB aren't aware
of the manual -- it's not well-linked on the web), I think the fact
that there are |skip file| and |skip function| commands would clear
things up pretty quickly.

There's a cost to a comment like this; it's not useful to most
readers, but they have to parse it anyway.  (What the heck does "skip
function file" mean?)

But again, I don't really have a stake in this either way.  I just
want to get my patch in.  :)

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