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Re: Single stepping and threads
On Wed, Nov 29, 2006 at 08:38:44AM -0800, Joel Brobecker wrote:
> One of my coworkers expressed his opinion as follow:
> I would find it confusing if "step" and "next" behave differently with
> respect to threads, because they seem like basically the same thing.
> "Next is just like step, except that it goes over calls" seems simple to
> me. "Next is just like step, except that it goes over calls, and has
> some subtle difference regarding threads" seems more complicated to me.
> So I would suggest leaving the default as "off", or else changing it
> to "on".
Fortunately, step and next would not behave differently. It would
actually be more like this:
When GDB advances the program by a small amount, a single instruction
at a time, only the current thread runs. When GDB advances the
program by a large amount using a breakpoint, for instance to skip
a function or a dynamic linker trampoline, other threads are allowed
On Thu, Nov 30, 2006 at 03:44:14AM -0500, Robert Dewar wrote:
> There certainly are systems that do not support this. In any case I
> think it would be a very bad idea to change the default.
Why? I am looking for reasons beyond inertia.