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Re: GDB to C++ issue: deletion

> Date: Fri, 1 Aug 2008 10:57:16 -0400
> From: Paul Koning <>
> Cc:,,
> >>>>> "Daniel" == Daniel Jacobowitz <> writes:
>  Daniel> Sorry, I replied to the wrong list.  On Fri, Aug 01, 2008 at
>  Daniel> 12:53:24PM +0300, Eli Zaretskii wrote:
>  >> Still, I think that it is a misrepresentation to say that GDB code
>  >> cannot be understood by "mere mortals".  Most problems, as far as
>  >> I remember from questions posted here, are about the high-level
>  >> architectural aspects, asked by those who want to add support for
>  >> some novel or unusual platform.  People who need to fix a bug in
>  >> existing code normally don't have much trouble understanding it.
>  Daniel> For what it's worth, that's not my experience at all.
>  Daniel> Contributors have a lot of trouble with the GDB code.  One of
>  Daniel> the biggest problems is cleanups, which is one reason I'm
>  Daniel> listening with interest to this conversation.
> I'll second that.  I've done some small scale tweaking and bugfixing,
> and I found GDB internals hard to navigate.  The internals manual is
> very little help, unfortunately.

For the record: I was talking from my impression as a reader of this
list.  It's just an impression, so it could be wrong, of course.  My
personal experience with GDB is no longer relevant to hardships of
casual contributors, so I cannot use that, because I know too much
about the internals.

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