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Re: RFA: implement ambiguous linespec proposal

>>>>> "Jan" == Jan Kratochvil <> writes:

Jan> Compiler says:
Jan> .C:13:6: error: call of overloaded âm()â is ambiguous
Jan> .C:13:6: note: candidates are:
Jan> .C:6:7: note: int N2::m()
Jan> .C:2:7: note: int N1::m()

Jan> and I think GDB should also say the same output as error.

I agree for expressions.  I think linespecs are different.

For example, with ADL, a plain name like "function" may be looked up in
the namespaces of the arguments.  I don't see how linespec will ever
handle this sanely.

GDB is already inconsistent here, BTW.  For example, "break k::m" will
search superclasses of "k", but "break m" will not search superclasses
of the class of *this.

I have been thinking about this, though, and I think there is another
approach that could work.

Jan> One can store the available namespaces as strings with the
Jan> breakpoint (instead of storing pointer to the block - where the
Jan> block may disappear).

Yeah.  I would like to store as little context as possible, though.  Or,
rather, I would like all the context to appear in the linespec's
canonical form.

The way we could make this work is that we could have decode_line_full
return sets of SALs, where each set is distinguished by its canonical
name.  So, in this case, we would return two sets, one "N1::m" and one

Then, this would create two separate breakpoints -- one per set.

This is more complicated than just rejecting this case, but it would let
us preserve namespace searches.

I think it would also make some Ada cases work more sanely, though I
don't know enough to say with certainty.  I'm thinking here about how
ada_lookup_symbol_list returns a list but then the linespec code only
uses the first one (via some call through ada_lookup_encoded_symbol, I
don't remember the details).

My problem with this is that it adds more complexity to the user
interface: some linespecs will create a single breakpoint with multiple
locations, some will create multiple breakpoints once again, depending
on the context.

So, I am still against it, but I will take a stab at it if you think it
is important.


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