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MI varobj artificial fields
- From: Vladimir Prus <ghost at cs dot msu dot su>
- To: gdb at sourceware dot org
- Date: Wed, 16 Apr 2008 19:20:01 +0400
- Subject: MI varobj artificial fields
Right now, when you're in C++ program and ask for children of a varobj
that has structure type, you don't the the fields. Instead, you get
"public", "private" and "protected" as children.
I don't think this makes very much sense. Presenting access specifies in UI
as items in the tree seems to just clutter things. Especially as in C++,
classes are either POD, with everything public, or real classes, with everything
private. Protected data is generally frowned upon. So, most often we'll have
a lonely "public" or "private" item having all the real item.
Furthermore, even if class has a mixture of public, protected and private data,
do we expect the user to remember the visibility of the field he's after?
So, I suggest to allow MI to optionally suppress those artificial fields.