[RFA] Implement 'print -raw-values' and 'set print raw-values on|off'

Philippe Waroquiers philippe.waroquiers@skynet.be
Wed Aug 7 19:39:00 GMT 2019

The option framework documentation was speaking about a 'print -raw'
option, but this option does not exist.

This patch implements -raw-values option that tells to ignore the
active pretty printers when printing a value.
As we already have -raw-frame-arguments, I thought -raw-values
was more clear, in particular to differentiate
   set print raw-values and set print raw-frame-arguments.

2019-08-07  Philippe Waroquiers  <philippe.waroquiers@skynet.be>

        * gdb.texinfo (Command Options): Use -p and -pretty in the example,
	as -r is ambiguous.  Update the print - TAB TAB completion result.
	(Data): Document new option -raw-values.  Use -p and -pretty in the
	 example, as -r is ambiguous.
	(Print Settings): Document set print raw values.
	(Pretty-Printer Commands): Document interaction between enabled
	pretty printers and -raw-values/-raw-frame-arguments.

2019-08-07  Philippe Waroquiers  <philippe.waroquiers@skynet.be>

	* NEWS: Document -raw-values option and the related setting commands.
	* printcmd.c (print_command_parse_format): Do not set opts->raw off,
	only set it on when /r is given.
	* valprint.c (value_print_option_defs): New element raw-values.
	* Makefile.in: Add the new file.

2019-08-07  Philippe Waroquiers  <philippe.waroquiers@skynet.be>

	* gdb.base/options.exp: Add -raw-values in the print completion list.
	* gdb.python/py-prettyprint.exp: Add tests for -raw-values.
 gdb/NEWS                                    | 11 ++++-
 gdb/doc/gdb.texinfo                         | 51 +++++++++++++++++----
 gdb/printcmd.c                              |  6 ++-
 gdb/testsuite/gdb.base/options.exp          |  1 +
 gdb/testsuite/gdb.python/py-prettyprint.exp | 10 ++++
 gdb/valprint.c                              | 10 ++++
 6 files changed, 75 insertions(+), 14 deletions(-)

diff --git a/gdb/NEWS b/gdb/NEWS
index fa01adf6e8..8f27b102ea 100644
--- a/gdb/NEWS
+++ b/gdb/NEWS
@@ -101,6 +101,12 @@ show print max-depth
   The default max-depth is 20, but this can be set to unlimited to get
   the old behavior back.
+set print raw-values [on|off]
+show print raw-values
+  By default, GDB applies the enabled pretty printers when printing a
+  value.  This allows to ignore the enabled pretty printers for a series
+  of commands.  The default is 'off'.
 set logging debugredirect [on|off]
   By default, GDB debug output will go to both the terminal and the logfile.
   Set if you want debug output to go only to the log file.
@@ -200,6 +206,7 @@ maint show test-options-completion-result
       -null-stop [on|off]
       -object [on|off]
       -pretty [on|off]
+      -raw-values [on|off]
       -repeats NUMBER|unlimited
       -static-members [on|off]
       -symbol [on|off]
@@ -244,11 +251,11 @@ maint show test-options-completion-result
    "on" if omitted.  This allows writing compact command invocations,
    like for example:
-    (gdb) p -r -p -o 0 -- *myptr
+    (gdb) p -ra -p -o 0 -- *myptr
    The above is equivalent to:
-    (gdb) print -raw -pretty -object off -- *myptr
+    (gdb) print -raw-values -pretty -object off -- *myptr
   ** The "info types" command now supports the '-q' flag to disable
      printing of some header information in a similar fashion to "info
diff --git a/gdb/doc/gdb.texinfo b/gdb/doc/gdb.texinfo
index 7f8c0aff1c..f65f8b1764 100644
--- a/gdb/doc/gdb.texinfo
+++ b/gdb/doc/gdb.texinfo
@@ -1936,8 +1936,8 @@ Some commands take raw input as argument.  For example, the print
 command processes arbitrary expressions in any of the languages
 supported by @value{GDBN}.  With such commands, because raw input may
 start with a leading dash that would be confused with an option or any
-of its abbreviations, e.g.@: @code{print -r} (short for @code{print
--raw} or printing negative @code{r}?), if you specify any command
+of its abbreviations, e.g.@: @code{print -p} (short for @code{print
+-pretty} or printing negative @code{p}?), if you specify any command
 option, then you must use a double-dash (@code{--}) delimiter to
 indicate the end of options.
@@ -1963,10 +1963,10 @@ on @code{-} after the command name.  For example:
 (@value{GDBP}) print -@key{TAB}@key{TAB}
--address         -max-depth       -repeats         -vtbl
--array           -null-stop       -static-members
--array-indexes   -object          -symbol
--elements        -pretty          -union
+-address         -max-depth       -raw-values      -union
+-array           -null-stop       -repeats         -vtbl
+-array-indexes   -object          -static-members
+-elements        -pretty          -symbol
 @end smallexample
 Completion will in some cases guide you with a suggestion of what kind
@@ -9541,6 +9541,11 @@ Set printing C@t{++} virtual function tables.  Related setting:
 Set pretty formatting of structures.  Related setting: @ref{set print
+@item -raw-values [@code{on}|@code{off}]
+Set whether to print values in raw form, bypassing any
+pretty-printers for that value.  Related setting: @ref{set print
 @item -repeats @var{number-of-repeats}|@code{unlimited}
 Set threshold for repeated print elements.  @code{unlimited} causes
 all elements to be individually printed.  Related setting: @ref{set
@@ -9568,17 +9573,17 @@ may look like options (including abbreviations), if you specify any
 command option, then you must use a double dash (@code{--}) to mark
 the end of option processing.
-For example, this prints the value of the @code{-r} expression:
+For example, this prints the value of the @code{-p} expression:
-(@value{GDBP}) print -r
+(@value{GDBP}) print -p
 @end smallexample
 While this repeats the last value in the value history (see below)
-with the @code{-raw} option in effect:
+with the @code{-pretty} option in effect:
-(@value{GDBP}) print -r --
+(@value{GDBP}) print -p --
 @end smallexample
 Here is an example including both on option and an expression:
@@ -11169,6 +11174,20 @@ This is the default format.
 @item show print pretty
 Show which format @value{GDBN} is using to print structures.
+@anchor{set print raw-values}
+@item set print raw-values on
+Print values in raw form, without applying the pretty
+printers for the value.
+@item set print raw-values off
+Print values in pretty-printed form, if there is a pretty-printer
+for the value (@pxref{Pretty Printing}),
+otherwise print the value in raw form.
+This is the default.
+@item show print raw-values
+Show whether to print values in raw form.
 @item set print sevenbit-strings on
 @cindex eight-bit characters in strings
 @cindex octal escapes in strings
@@ -11508,6 +11527,18 @@ library2.so:
 Note that for @code{bar} the entire printer can be disabled,
 as can each individual subprinter.
+Printing values and frame arguments is done by default using
+the enabled pretty printers.
+The print option @code{-raw-values} and @value{GDBN} setting @xref{set
+print raw-values} can be used to print values without applying the
+enabled pretty printers.
+Similarly, the backtrace option @code{-raw-frame-arguments} and
+@value{GDBN} setting @xref{set print raw-frame-arguments} can be used
+to ignore the enabled pretty printers when printing frame argument
 @node Value History
 @section Value History
diff --git a/gdb/printcmd.c b/gdb/printcmd.c
index 7529842e73..9c3982338a 100644
--- a/gdb/printcmd.c
+++ b/gdb/printcmd.c
@@ -1142,6 +1142,9 @@ print_command_parse_format (const char **expp, const char *cmdname,
   const char *exp = *expp;
+  /* opts->raw value might already have been set by 'set print raw-values'
+     or by using 'print -raw-values'.
+     So, do not set opts->raw to 0, only set it to 1 if /r is given.  */
   if (exp && *exp == '/')
       format_data fmt;
@@ -1152,12 +1155,11 @@ print_command_parse_format (const char **expp, const char *cmdname,
       last_format = fmt.format;
       opts->format = fmt.format;
-      opts->raw = fmt.raw;
+      opts->raw = opts->raw || fmt.raw;
       opts->format = 0;
-      opts->raw = 0;
   *expp = exp;
diff --git a/gdb/testsuite/gdb.base/options.exp b/gdb/testsuite/gdb.base/options.exp
index 7a18fe936b..78ddc26577 100644
--- a/gdb/testsuite/gdb.base/options.exp
+++ b/gdb/testsuite/gdb.base/options.exp
@@ -168,6 +168,7 @@ proc_with_prefix test-print {{prefix ""}} {
+	"-raw-values"
diff --git a/gdb/testsuite/gdb.python/py-prettyprint.exp b/gdb/testsuite/gdb.python/py-prettyprint.exp
index 82e7e65031..3d88f7e9f2 100644
--- a/gdb/testsuite/gdb.python/py-prettyprint.exp
+++ b/gdb/testsuite/gdb.python/py-prettyprint.exp
@@ -199,3 +199,13 @@ gdb_test_no_output "python enable_lookup_function ()"
 gdb_test "print ss" " = a=< a=<1> b=<$hex>> b=< a=<2> b=<$hex>>" \
     "print ss enabled #2"
+gdb_test "print -raw-values -- ss" " = {a = {a = 1, b = $hex}, b = {a = 2, b = $hex}}" \
+    "print -raw-values -- ss"
+gdb_test "print -raw-values on -- ss" " = {a = {a = 1, b = $hex}, b = {a = 2, b = $hex}}" \
+    "print -raw-values on -- ss"
+gdb_test "with print raw-values -- print ss" " = {a = {a = 1, b = $hex}, b = {a = 2, b = $hex}}" \
+    "with print raw-values -- print ss"
diff --git a/gdb/valprint.c b/gdb/valprint.c
index e5b28f3ee9..96e8ff6dca 100644
--- a/gdb/valprint.c
+++ b/gdb/valprint.c
@@ -3192,6 +3192,16 @@ Use \"unlimited\" to print the complete structure.")
     NULL, /* help_doc */
+  boolean_option_def {
+    "raw-values",
+    [] (value_print_options *opt) { return &opt->raw; },
+    NULL, /* show_cmd_cb */
+    N_("Set whether to print values in raw form."),
+    N_("Show whether to print values in raw form."),
+    N_("If set, values are printed in raw form, bypassing any\n\
+pretty-printers for that value.")
+  },
   uinteger_option_def {
     [] (value_print_options *opt) { return &opt->repeat_count_threshold; },

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