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Re: catchpoint - bptype
Joel Brobecker wrote:
This is where breakpoint_ops could be used... but I first want to understand the intent and what conceptually makes more sense, and then we can talk about the implementation details.
I see that bp_catch_catch and bp_catch_trhow were removed in Dec. 2007 and
this confuses me a bit: what is the intention? To get rid of all
I haven't looked at the implementation of the other catchpoints, but
when I implemented Ada exception catchpoints, I really appreciated
the new infrastructure which allowed me to use bp_breakpoint instead
of having to add my own new bp_catchpoint enums (I tried the latter
first). It allowed me to basically implement the functionality in
a couple of functions instead of littering "case bp_catchpoint_exception..."
everywhere in breakpoint.c.
I am not sure about the long term intentions in this area. I think
that the new approach based on breakpoint_ops can be extremely effective,
I agree, but without knowing the long term intent it is hard to tell. At the moment it introduces slight complication since only "catch" and "throw" use ops and nothing else (and, therefore, take different printing route than anything else). I can see how breakpoint_ops can be very useful, if used consistently - it could be used to, for example, get rid of the switch statements you mentioned above.
I don't understand why you think that not having their own bp_catch
enum makes them less equal than the others. Like I said above, it
certainly made the implementation more compact and easier to maintain.
At the user level, I don't think he's seeing much of a difference either.
(gdb) catch catch
Catchpoint 2 (catch)
(gdb) catch fork
Catchpoint 3 (fork)
(gdb) info b
Num Type Disp Enb Address What
2 breakpoint keep y 0xb7f75896 exception catch
3 catch fork keep y
See how "fork" is cool and "catch" isn't. "Catch" looks just like any other breakpoint; the only diff. is in "What" field, while catch fork is clearly a catchpoint.