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Re: BUG: MI reporting wrong attributes for casted variables

Nick Roberts wrote:

> Daniel Jacobowitz writes:
>  > On Fri, Jun 22, 2007 at 08:17:39AM +1200, Nick Roberts wrote:
>  > > Report it as a bug to the Eclipse CDT team.  They have misinterpreted
>  > > the meaning of the "editable" attribute.
>  > > 
>  > > This has been reported at leasted once before, possibly by you (or at
>  > > least another Sascha using Eclipse CDT) when I said:
>  > 
>  > And also by Vladimir, two years ago.  What is the use of the current
>  > "editable" attribute?  I don't see anything in the manual that would
>  > conflict with changing it.
> Actually looking at the manual, rather than the code, it looks like this
> might have been the intended meaning:
>   The `-var-assign' Command
>   -------------------------
>   Synopsis
>   ........
>         -var-assign NAME EXPRESSION
>      Assigns the value of EXPRESSION to the variable object specified by
>   NAME.  The object must be `editable'.  If the variable's value is
>                              ^^^^^^^^

I agree that currently, 'editable' is not particularly useful, and if 'editable'
means '-var-assign most likely will succeeed', it would be better.

>   altered by the assign, the variable will show up in any subsequent
>   `-var-update' list.
> So if you mean add this case to the existing ones, that seems reasonable.
> It would make redisplay faster if this field was added to the output
> of -var-create and -var-list-children.  This is probably especially 
> important for remote targets.

I'm not sure. Getting the 'editable' attribute does not require
talking to inferiour, so what target you use does not matter.

- Volodya

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