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Re: Building GDB with PyPy?

On 08/06/2014 01:46 AM, Yichun Zhang (agentzh) wrote:
> Hi folks!
> Sorry if this is a dumb question.
> I've been using the Python extension in gdb but the speed of the
> Python code is very disappointing for large working set. I wonder if
> it is possible to build gdb from source with pypy instead of the
> cpython?

I have no idea if anyone ever done that, but if you succeed, don't
forget to let us know about it! :-)

> Using ./configure --with-python=`which pypy` fails for me with the
> following error:
> checking whether to use python... /bin/pypy
> Traceback (most recent call last):
>   File "", line 72, in run_toplevel
>   File "./python/", line 66, in <module>
>     libs.append('-lpython'+pyver + abiflags)
> TypeError: unsupported operand type(s) for +: 'str' and 'NoneType'
> configure: error: failure running python-config --ldflags
> make[1]: *** [configure-gdb] Error 1
> make[1]: Leaving directory `/home/agentzh/Downloads/gdb-7.8'
> make: *** [all] Error 2
> Any pointers for solving this will be highly appreciated!
> Hopefully PyPy can speed up my Python code running in gdb a lot. Just
> want to give it a shot.

Pedro Alves

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