[PATCH, doc RFA] Add ability to set random attributes in python objfiles,progspaces

Phil Muldoon pmuldoon@redhat.com
Fri Oct 10 18:25:00 GMT 2014

On 10/10/14 18:35, Doug Evans wrote:
> Phil Muldoon writes:
>  > Maybe add a small example here as you did with gdb.Objfile?  Or maybe
>  > an xref.  One of my goals in the next year is to add (and backfill in
>  > existing documentation) more example led documentation for Python.
>  > Sometimes an example speaks (ten) thousand words!
> I couldn't think of a simple one.

Maybe document (as in describe) a more complex one? 

>  > Thanks for this patch.  It seems really useful (and in implementation
>  > fairly simple to implement).  I wonder if there are other objects in
>  > Python that could benefit from the ability to arbitrarily record
>  > keep?
> Like all things in gdb/python, things get added on a demand basis.
> [This observation extends to more pieces of gdb than just gdb/python.
> I'm happy to change the rules, but I do insist on there being
> no double standards. :-)]

Yes, I think this approach is the only way forward with Python, apart
from big feature patch-sets.  I wasn't trying to sideline you into
providing this support for other objects btw! More a thinking "out
loud" where this functionality would be useful.  So yeah, we'll add it
when we find we need it.



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