GDB with VC++ components

Jim Marshall
Thu Nov 1 16:00:00 GMT 2007

  I realize this is probably a GDB question, I sent a message to that 
alias but have not gotten a response. I am hoping someone on this list 
may have some experience with this and can answer the question.

The basic question is: "Should I be able to use GDB to load and execute 
a VC++ application, and debug DLLs that application loads that where 
built with gcc?"

Basically I have a program compiled with MSVC 6 (Release). This program 
loads DLL's and executes them. I have built a DLL using GCC [gcc (GCC) 
3.4.4 (cygming special, gdc 0.12, using dmd 0.125)]. The program loads 
the DLL and executes it "correctly" (meaning that the dll is loaded and 
functions called). I need to debug the DLL, so I would like to attach 
GDB to the running process, then set a break point in my DLL and debug 
it. When I do this GDB seems to hang loading symbols.

Any thoughts appreciated

Windows XP Pro SP2
GNU gdb (cygwin-special)

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