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Re: GDB to C++ issue: deletion
> Date: Fri, 1 Aug 2008 10:57:16 -0400
> From: Paul Koning <Paul_Koning@dell.com>
> Cc: email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com
> >>>>> "Daniel" == Daniel Jacobowitz <firstname.lastname@example.org> 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.