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Re: errors in GDB reading symbols
Really CC'd this time, sorry.
On Tue, Aug 04, 2009 at 10:46:34AM -0400, Daniel Jacobowitz wrote:
> On Tue, Aug 04, 2009 at 08:33:28AM -0600, Tom Tromey wrote:
> > I looked into this yesterday.
> > Removing this doesn't shave much time off the build -- 5 seconds on my
> > machine. Still, it would probably be good to do. While doing this, I
> > did discover we have duplicate objects in libgdb.a, oops.
> > I think the Free Pascal folks already know about this problem:
> > http://email@example.com/msg13661.html
> Sad to see so much stale information about GDB; at least it has one
> defender on that list, though (thanks Jonas).
> Forwarding with permission, from Marco van de Voort (CC'd; Marco, this
> is an open list, so feel free to reply and it won't bounce):
> > >Unfortunately, there's an IDE (Free Pascal?) that uses it. I don't
> > >know of other uses.
> > The (libgdb usage) was copied from RHIDE.
> > >I'm still in favor of being rid of it; but we should warn them
> > >directly.
> > Note that one of the main reasons is the lack of some systems not
> > supporting multitasking. Not having a linkable version afaik will make
> > using GDB in an IDE for such purposes difficult to impossible.
> > Typically that means Dos/DJGPP, but there could some embedded uses
> > here and there also.
> If we don't gain anything from the removal of libgdb.a, DJGPP support
> for the Free Pascal IDE is at least some reason to keep it. Not a
> great one, IMO, but better than none...
> Daniel Jacobowitz