[PATCH v4] Make GDB compile with Python 3 on MinGW

Simon Marchi simark@simark.ca
Thu Aug 22 22:24:00 GMT 2019

On 2019-08-15 2:49 p.m., Christian Biesinger via gdb-patches wrote:
> PyFile_FromString and PyFile_AsFile have been removed in Python 3.
> There is no obvious replacement that works here, and we can't just
> pass our FILE* to a DLL in Windows because it may use a different
> C runtime.
> So we just call a Python function which reads and executes file
> contents. Care must be taken to execute it in the context of
> __main__.
> Tested by inverting the ifdef and running the testsuite on Debian
> Linux (even without the patch, I failed at running the testsuite
> on Windows). I did test with both Python 2 and 3.
> gdb/ChangeLog:
> 2019-08-13  Christian Biesinger  <cbiesinger@google.com>
> 	* python/lib/gdb/__init__.py: Add an execute_file function.

This can be written as:

  * python/lib/gdb/__init__.py (_execute_file): New function.

> 	* python/python.c (python_run_simple_file): Call gdb.execute_file
> 	on Windows.

Please update "execute_file" to "_execute_file" in both entries.

The patch LGTM with this fixed.



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