gdb and executables of MSVC++50

Lothar Werzinger
Wed Jan 28 07:36:00 GMT 1998


as I got no reply until now, I try to resen this (slightly modified)

Is it possible to debug executables which were produced by the MSVC++
(DevStudio 97 Service Pack 2) compiler with gdb? As far as I know, gdb
supports COFF. but when I load the executable, gdb complains about
finding no debug information.

As far as I found out gdb is capable of loading and executing the
binary. The only thing I would need, is a converter that makes a gdb
symbol file out of the *.pdb files of the MSVC++ compiler. Has anybody
written such a program or is doing so? Besides the fact that the .pdb
files are MS and binary, it should be just a question of demangling the
MS names and remangle them in a way gdb understands them or?


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